Author Guests of Honour: Tanith Lee
TANITH LEE was born in North London in 1947. Because her parents were professional dancers (ballroom, Latin American) and had to live where the work was, she attended a number of truly terrible schools, and didn't learn to read—she is also dyslectic—until she was almost eight-years-old. She finally mastered her reading only because her father taught her. This opened the world of books to her, and by the age of nine she was writing.