The Reunion, BBC R4, on Sunday 13th September 11am will be on Virago Press and, as its first author, I have a small walk-on part. Should be an excellent programme!

Thrilled to announce that – due to “popular demand”! – I will be running another fiction workshop at the Richmond Literature Festival on Saturday 21 November 2020 in the Twickenham Library, Garfield Road, Twickenham.  Places will be limited so if you wish to come, please check out the website in due course and book up…


I will be speaking at a number of events this autumn (2019) and would love to meet you there!

Friday 27 September 2019, 14.00pm, at THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, in Kew, where I’ll be looking at some of the material in the National Archives which fed into The Hidden.


Wednesday 2 October 2019, 12.00pm  at HENLEY LITERARY FESTIVAL, with Lara Prescott, author of The Secrets We Kept. We shall be discussing how facts and fiction and vice versa provide wonderful material for books.

Mary Chamberlain & Lara Prescott


Saturday, 9 November, 10.30am -12.00pm. I am running a Writer’s Workshop at the RICHMOND LITERATURE FESTIVAL.


Thursday, 14th November, 6.45pm. I will be speaking at the CHESTER LITERARY FESTIVAL with Peter Gatrell, author of The Unsettling of Europe and the performance artist Akeim Toussaint Buck on ‘Writing Stories of Displacement.’

Writing Stories of Displacement