Details of all James’ upcoming talks, readings, signings and festival appearances can be found below. More dates are being added to the schedule all the time, so keep checking back to find out when he’ll be visiting your area.

If you’d like to get in touch with him about arranging future events, please use the contact form.


5 July
International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds

James (along with other historical novelists) will be taking part in a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Imagining the Medieval World: Popular Medievalism and Historical Fiction’. The discussion begins at 7pm and will be followed by a reception, which will include a book signing and readings.


13 July
Chepstow Festival

As part of the festival celebrating Chepstow’s 950th anniversary, James will speak about the years of rebellion and subjugation that followed 1066 and the role played by William fitz Osbern, the founder of Chepstow Castle, in these events. He will also discuss the challenges and rewards of researching and writing fiction set during the Norman Conquest.

The talk will take place in the Drill Hall on Lower Church Street and will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Chepstow Musuem (01291 625981).


2-3 September
Battle Abbey, East Sussex

James will be on site from 1pm on Saturday 2 September, and all day on Sunday 3 September, to chat to visitors and sign copies of his books, including his latest novel The Harrowing. He will also be giving regular readings from his work throughout the day on Sunday.