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Next Year’s Festival Dates Announced Posted on 20th July 2017

We are delighted to give you an exclusive announcement: the dates for Derby Book Festival 2018 will be 1 – 9 June. This is a week earlier than this year’s Festival, which was moved to avoid half term and meant it also coincided neatly with the arrival in the city…

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We are recruiting a Festival Director Posted on 20th June 2017

Would you like to be our Festival Director? To apply, you should email a cv and covering letter by 14 July to Liz Fothergill CBE, Chair of Derby Book Festival Trustees: This is an 11 month Freelance Contract.  Interviews are planned for 26 July in Derby. Derby Book Festival:…

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Thank you for your support Posted on 20th June 2017

Now the dust has started to settle, we want to thank all our subscribers for their support. We are getting the final figures in from our partner venues and from Waterstones, but early indications are that ticket sales are up from 4030 in 2016 to over 4750 in 2017!  That’s…

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Music and Words Posted on 1st June 2017

One of the most popular events at last year’s Festival was Louis de Bernières and The Bookshop Band.  The combination of music and words created a magical event, which people still mention to us as one of their favourites. This year we had hoped The Bookshop Band would be returning…

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The Essex Serpent wins Book of the Year Posted on 18th May 2017

Congratulations to Festival author, Sarah Perry, whose second novel, The Essex Serpent, won both the Fiction Award and Book of the Year at the British Book Awards last week. The Essex Serpent is described as a gothic tale and ‘one of the most memorable historical novels of the past decade.’ …

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