Bestselling author launches book at literary festival

Jane is taking part in the In Other Words festival

Bestselling Liverpool author, Jane Costello, will be marking the launch of her new novel, The Wish List, at a special evening at Albert Dock’s Blue Bar, on April 24 (from 6pm).

The free event, titled Here Come the Girls, will pay homage to all things chick-lit, and will also feature multi-award-winning romance novelist, Erica James. Host for the occasion, which is part of the city-wide, In Other Words literary festival, will be fellow Liverpool author and scriber of Yesterday’s Sun, Amanda Brooke. Booking for the event is not required.

Jane has written six novels, including Bridesmaids, The Nearly-Weds, which won Romantic Comedy of the Year 2010, Girl on the Run, a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller, and All the Single Ladies, another Romantic Comedy of the Year award nominee.

Speaking about her excitement for the launch, Jane, said:

“I am immensely proud of my latest novel, The Wish List, and I am beyond excited to launch it at Albert Dock, which is a stunning backdrop to any event. It’s going to be a fantastic evening and I look forward to seeing everyone there.”

Jeremy Roberts, chairman of the Albert Dock Tenants Business Association, commented:

“We are always happy to host such events at Albert Dock, especially welcoming someone of Jane’s pedigree and talent. The In Other Words festival is a marvellous way of showcasing Liverpool’s very rich literary heritage and the current crop of talent, and what better place to do that than at Albert Dock.”

The Wish List tells the humorous and touching story of Emma, a young woman about to turn 30 who sets out to fulfil all the goals and aspirations she set herself when she was 15, but has yet to achieve. As she discovers with hilarious consequences, some of these ambitions are trickier to tick off than she first thought.

The In Other Words literary festival celebrates the written and spoken word, running from April 23-May 19, in venues across the city, including Albert Dock. Melvyn Bragg, Janet Street-Porter, Roger McGough and Brian Patten are just some of the top names leading this year’s line-up.

During the festival, Albert Dock will also be participating in a free, book swap event called Spread the Love. Publisher, Wordscapes and many Albert Dock tenants, including Tate Liverpool, have contributed books for the event. For more information about Wordscapes, please visit www.wordscape.org.uk.

To find out the latest about In Other Words and to book tickets, visit www.itsliverpool.com/culture.

For more information on all the upcoming events at Albert Dock, please visit www.albertdock.com.