Keynote speakers

Jon Andoni Duñabeitia

Jon Andoni Duñabeitia is a cognitive scientist of language whose main research interests are the neurobiological structures and cognitive processes that underlie multilingualism and reading and how these develop over the lifespan. He is Full Professor at Nebrija University (Madrid), where he directs the Cognitive Science Center (CINC), and he has a secondary appointment as Full Professor (Professor II) in the Department of Language and Culture at the Arctic University of Norway. He has published over 130 articles on multilingual literacy, bilingualism and the cognitive science of language, and he also appears on Spanish radio and television and in print media to talk about language, multilingualism and learning.

Sally Orson-Jones

Lynne Murphy Sally O-J is a literary editor and writers’ mentor. She previously worked as a journalist and editor in the music business, but since 1998 she has worked as a Book Doctor with authors whose experience ranges from absolute beginners to published authors. The latter include Sarah Waters, Viv Albertine, Sophie Haydock, Hayley Campbell and Jacqueline Crooks. She especially loves the process of developing works in progress, brainstorming with authors and cracking problems; she always tells her authors that once they start working together they become a team, and that’s the real joy of the job for her. Based in Brighton, she’s currently on the judging panel for the Cheshire Novel Prize.

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