Gower Sponsors the Alderney Literary Festival
Gower were delighted to support the 2022 Alderney Literary Festival, held between 18th & 20th March, by sponsoring author Jason Monaghan. Established in 2015, the festival is the Channel Islands’ boutique book festival promoting the enjoyment and critical understanding of History through fiction and non-fiction historical literature. The festival made a welcome return in 2022 after a 2 year break due to the Pandemic and hosted nine authors, with each giving a lecture at the Island Hall.
Jason Monaghan is a former resident of Guernsey, where he spent time as Director of Guernsey Museums and has spent plenty of time in Alderney over the years. His first involvement with the island was on the Elizabethan shipwreck in the 1980’s and more recently leading excavations on Longis Common & The Nunnery. He has previously written five archaeological thrillers and a Guernsey based novel ‘Glint of Light on Broken Glass’. His forthcoming book ‘Blackshirt Masquerade’ is the first in the Department Z series set in 1935 London with the Blackshirts of the British Union of Fascists on the march.
Gower’s Paul McCormick said “it was a real pleasure for Gower to support the Alderney Literary Festival, which is an important event in the island calendar attracting visitors to the island in the off season. It was great to see the event well supported by locals and visitors alike and we look forward to being involved with this cultural event in the future. We would like to thank Isabel and the committee for their hard work in putting the festival together”.