Derby Book Festival

1 - 9 June 2018

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Derby Book Festival

Welcome to Derby Book Festival. Our annual Festival was established in 2015 and is held every June over nine days.

Derby Book Festival celebrates the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests, with a programme featuring great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.

Each year we welcome internationally celebrated, best-selling authors as well as a broad range of local writing talent and include an exciting children, families and educational programme.

There’s something for everyone with topics ranging from cycling to cricket, railways to real ale and birding to board games!

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Festival immortalized in oil painting! Posted on 9th May 2018

Derby Book Festival Shelfie This year we are delighted to be working with artist Roo Waterhouse who has created the stunning ‘Shelf-Portrait’ depicting some of the books that we have featured in our four Festivals to date. Roo’s links with the Festival date back to 2015, when she painted our…

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Women’s Prize 2018 shortlistees at Derby Book Festival Posted on 28th April 2018

Women’s Prize 2018 We have not one, but two of this year’s shortlisted authors attending our Festival this year!  The winner will be announced on 6 June, a few days after Imogen Hermes Gowar joins us for her event in QUAD on Saturday 2 June.  Her debut novel, The Mermaid…

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Taking a look at our history Posted on 24th April 2018

Tickets selling like hot cakes Following the launch of our Festival programme in QUAD on 12 April, tickets have been selling like hot cakes!  A few events are already over half full, so don’t leave it too late to get your tickets.  You can find details of all events on…

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Derby Book Festival is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales Number 1159763