I also particularly enjoyed the first session of the day with John Marsden whose books I admire very much. He was certainly on form and it was great to hear about his early writing career in particular. Next I went to listen to Dr Reza Aslan, an Iranian-born American-trained professor of religion. I have always been interested in the similarities between Christianity and Islam - 4 years living in the Middle East does that to you. I'm itching to read his books now. In a slightly more flippant mood was Sarah-Kate Lynch talking about her latest book - a non-fiction recipe for happiness called Screw You Dolores. You can read a bit more about these sessions and my thoughts here.