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.


27 June
University of Nottingham

The Viking World: Diversity and ChangeViking Facts in Fiction: how much research does a historical novel need?

James will be taking part in a writers’ roundtable discussion with fellow novelists Justin Hill, Helen Hollick and Victoria Whitworth, chaired by Matt Welton, Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham.

The event, which is part of the Viking World: Diversity and Change conference, takes place in the Sir Clive Granger Building, begins at 5pm and is free to attend, but places are limited and so booking is essential.

For more information about the writers’ roundtable and the other free public events, and to book places, visit the conference website.


2-4 September 2016
Historical Novel Society conference, Oxford

HNS Oxford 2016The Historical Novel Society’s 2016 conference takes place in Oxford on 2-4 September 2016. Keynote speakers include Melvyn Bragg, Tracy Chevalier, Kate Williams and Fay Weldon.

James will be co-chairing (with fellow novelist Emma Darwin) a masterclass on points of view in historical fiction on the Saturday 3 September, and then on the Sunday will be part of a panel discussing 1066 with fellow authors Sarah Bower, Justin Hill and Helen Hollick. On both days he will be available to sign copies of his books.

Further details, including ticketing information, are available on the HNS 2016 conference website.