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Did you enjoy watching Apple Tree Yard?

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 of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, who was born and grew up in Derby.

Louise’s follow up novel Black Water is now out and the paperback will be published in April.  Described by The Guardian as “… a compelling and vivid psychological drama, with plenty of bite”, it continues to strengthen Louise Doughty’s reputation as one of the country’s most exciting contemporary novelists.  It is another heady mixture of secrets, betrayal, and complicity in violence. Moving across Europe, California and Indonesia, it tells the story of one troubled man: John Harper who works for an international organisation that looks after the interests of multinational companies, carrying out dark deeds on behalf of powerful governments.  He is less afraid of what is going to happen than of something he’s already done.

Can’t wait to read it!  Tickets for Louise’s event go on sale on 11 April when you can buy them online or from the Festival Box Office at QUAD.

Derby Book Festival

9 - 17 June 2017

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