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!
Blog & News
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More