Derby Book Festival

9 - 17 June 2017

Tickets now on sale for the Opening Event with Sebastian Faulks on Friday 9 June. See What's On

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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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Sebastian Faulks tickets now on sale Posted on 22nd February 2017

  The waiting is over!  We are delighted to announce that you can now buy tickets for this year’s Opening Event with Sebastian Faulks.  The event, sponsored by Peveril Homes, will be held on Friday 9 June in Derby Cathedral, starting at 7.30pm.  Tickets cost £15/£12 concessions and are available…

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Did you enjoy watching Apple Tree Yard? Posted on 17th February 2017

If you are one of the millions of people gripped by the recent BBC dramatization of Apple Tree Yard, we hope you will be excited about our latest news:  author, Louise Doughty will be joining us on Saturday 10 June at QUAD. Louise will be in conversation with Sandeep Mahal, Director…

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Flash Fiction entries more than double! Posted on 15th February 2017

We have been completely overwhelmed by the response to this year’s Flash Fiction Writing Competition.  We have received 713 entries – which is more than double last year’s figure of just over 300! We are particularly delighted that the numbers of entries from under 16s has increased: this year we…

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9 - 17 June 2017

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