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And the winner of our eshot prize draw is… Posted on 1st July 2019

Congratulations to Susan Jennings, who has won two tickets to our brand new Autumn Edition mini-Festival on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October 2019. Susan’s name was drawn at random from everyone who signed up to our regular eshot newsletter during the Derby Book Festival week. We put out regular…

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Thank you for your support Posted on 19th June 2019

Now the dust has started to settle, we want to thank all our subscribers for their support. Very special thanks are also due to the following – we really couldn’t do any of it without you: all our Festival partners (and their wonderful staff) for the use of their excellent…

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Everyday adventures with QClub Posted on 3rd June 2019

On Saturday 8 June we welcome TV producer and award-winning comedy writer Henry Normal to Derby Book Festival for two events, the first of which focuses on Henry’s new book, A Normal Family: Everyday adventures with our autistic son. Both events take place at Derby QUAD, which for many years…

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Congratulations to the winners of our Flash Fiction Writing competition Posted on 31st May 2019

We received nearly 350 entries across the four categories in this year’s Flash Fiction Writing competition on the theme ‘Our World’.  We are grateful to our judges for their careful consideration of the shortlisted stories that was drawn up by a small team led by  Jackie Carpenter, who organised this…

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Final few days … Posted on 27th May 2019

We are now putting the finishing touches to this year’s Festival and making the final arrangements with publishers and authors.  We have briefed our army of volunteers and they are ready to welcome you to this year’s Festival. We are very sorry that we have had so many cancellations by…

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