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Happy International Women’s Day! Posted on 9th March 2017

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are delighted to announce two more exciting events featuring inspirational women at this year’s Festival.  These are in addition to our already strong female line-up with Dame Jenni Murray at the Festival Lunch on Tuesday 13 June, poet Helen Mort (with Dan Richards) at…

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100 days to go! Posted on 3rd March 2017

We can’t quite believe it, but as of today, it’s only 100 days until the first day of our Festival!  Life is certainly getting busier at Derby Book Festival office as we finalise the programme.  It goes off to our wonderful designer, Chris at WDA Branding next week so it’s…

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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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