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.


Thursday 4 September
Corsham Library, Wiltshire

James will be reading from Knights of the Hawk and discussing his creative process: how he approaches research, the importance of getting out in the field, and the challenges of researching and writing historical fiction. There will also be an opportunity afterwards to ask questions and to buy signed signing copies of all three books in the Conquest Series.

Talk begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are free, but advance booking is recommended (01225 713159). Further information is available from Wiltshire Libaries.


Saturday 6 September
HNS Conference, London

James will be joining fellow medieval novelist Angus Donald for a panel discussion on the allure of the outcast, asking what it is about a maverick that makes for great fiction.

The discussion is part of the annual conference organised by the Historical Novel Society. For more information visit the conference website.


Friday 24 October
Harrogate History Festival

James will be speaking as part of a panel entitled They Die In The End, along with fellow historical novelists Toby Clements, Michael Ridpath and Robert Wilton.

Talk takes place at the Old Swan Hotel and begins at 12 midday. Tickets are £7; further information available on the Harrogate History Festival website.