Our guest speaker in December was journalist and author Andrew Bibby.
Andrew is one of the seven original members of Gritstone Publishing Co-operative, which claims to be the UK’s first author run publishing co-operative. Gritstone specialises in publishing non-fiction and fiction titles relating to the landscape and the countryside. Its seven members are all experienced outdoor writers and journalists who have decided that, by establishing Gritstone as a fully mutual co-operative, they will be able to exercise more control over the way that their work is published.
Andrew is the author of several non-fiction books about the English landscape and outdoors and a trilogy of crime fiction titles set in the Lake District. He also writes on a range of other issues, including co-operative forms of business, community-based social enterprise and mutuality.