The Daily Post launches its online literary festival – Live Read

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INTERNATIONALLY renowned horror writer Ramsey Campbell will be a star guest of the first online literary festival to be organised by a UK newspaper.

The Wirral-based author, whose work inspired his American counterpart Stephen King, will be one of the big names featured in LiveRead.

Run by the Daily Post from March 15-19, the festival will be a celebration of Liverpool writers and writing – both amateur and professional.

Campbell, 64, will be one of several major names to take part in a live online interview – answering readers’ questions on his books, the writing process and his own reading habits.

“I’m delighted to be involved with the Daily Post’s LiveRead festival,” he says.

“It was always my morning paper, since I’ve lived here all my life.

“I’ve been setting tales of terror in contemporary Liverpool for 45 years now, and I look forward to the feedback from readers.”

LiveRead will also feature a performance by Neil Caple, former Brookside actor and star of Funny Money, currently playing at the Royal Court, and book readings by a range of local authors.

LIVEREAD runs on the Daily Post website from March 15-19. Further details and information on how to get involved at