Even More Bookrays

Anthony Grey

Six additional titles have been added to the list of Unconvention bookrays. The new books are all by author Anthony Grey who will be the second author speaker on Saturday morning of the Unconvention weekend.

The whole list of available bookrays can be found on the Unconvention Bookray page where you will find links to each individual bookray page. These individual pages contain information about the book, a link to the bookray on the main BookCrossing site and details of how to sign up for the bookray.

The bookrays are intended to give all attendees the opportunity to read the author speakers’ work in advance of the event. Happy reading!


New bookrays

A travelling book

Visit the bookrays page on this website to find details of a range of bookrays being offered by Unconvention attendees for books by the authors who are speaking at the event. This page can also be accessed from the Authors link in the menu bar on every page.

Scrolling down the Unconvention Bookray page takes you to a list of all the bookrays available and clicking on any one of these bookray titles will take you to the specific page on this site for that bookray. This page has an overview of the story, a link to the book on bookcrossing.com and an indication of who to contact if you wish to be added to the ray.

Big thanks to ardachy and ApoloniaX for offering these bookrays up so that attendees can get a taste of the author speakers’ work before the big event.

Author Collaboration


We are very excited to announce that the final author presentation of the Unconvention weekend will feature not just one, but two of the most acclaimed and popular crime authors in the UK.

Mark Billingham is the author of the award winning crime series featuring D.I. Tom Thorne, which was screened as a television series in 2010. To find out more about him and his work visit the Mark Billingham page.

Martyn Waites is the award winning author of the Jo Donovan series set in Newcastle and has more recently been writing jointly with his wife Linda under the pen name Tania Carver. For more information about Martyn, Tania and their books visit the Martyn Waites page.

With both authors having previously worked as actors and stand up comedians prior to embarking on their writing careers this should make for an extremely entertaining presentation!



Author Announcement

Anthony Grey

The committee are very pleased to announce that our second confirmed author for the Unconvention weekend will be the award winning writer Anthony Grey.

We were thrilled when Anthony asked to be involved in this year’s event and are looking forward to a very entertaining presentation. Anthony has wide experience as a journalist, broadcaster, author and presenter. In the 1960s he spent time under house arrest as a political hostage in China and has since been presented with an OBE and won awards including Man of the Year and UK International Journalist of the Year.

He has a written a selection of books including non-fiction based on his experiences as a hostage, historical fiction and short stories.

To find out more about Anthony and his books visit his Unconvention webpage.

Unconvention Bookrays

A travelling book

To help attendees get the most from the Unconvention weekend, we are offering a selection of bookrays for books by the authors speaking at the event. A bookray is a travelling book which is started off by an individual BookCrosser and posted (or passed in person) between a list of readers.

Visit the brand new Unconvention Bookrays page for more information about what bookrays are available. At the moment we have two bookrays for our first confirmed author Elizabeth Haynes, which have kindly been provided by ardachy. Keep an eye on the news for updates about new bookrays as they are added.