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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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Join us for a special Taster Event Posted on 20th April 2018

Following the success of last year’s Taster Events, we hope you will be keen to join us at this year’s.  We will be holding a Taster Event on Tuesday 8 May at Repton School from 6.30pm, when refreshments will be served.  The event will start at 7pm and finish at…

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Congratulations to this year’s Flash Fiction winners Posted on 14th April 2018

This year’s theme ‘If Only’ resulted in some highly imaginative and thought provoking entries across all categories.  We were delighted to include a new category this year for women at HMP Foston Hall.   We hope to continue our partnership with them in future years. The winners and runners up of…

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The 2018 Festival Programme is now out! Posted on 13th April 2018

Thank you to everyone who came along to QUAD last night for Derby Reads.  We were delighted with the response and we’ve had some lovely comments about the event – and about this year’s programme!   There were some inspirational readings from books by authors appearing at this year’s Festival and…

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