The third Derby Book Festival will return 1 - 9 June 2018.
2018 is a landmark year of political and social change, of debates and campaigns, of inclusion and challenging the status quo. The Derby Book Festival programme reflects the multitude of voices we’re hearing this year.
At the heart of the programme lies the very best in contemporary literature. From the international
bestsellers: Kate Mosse, Lionel Shriver and Louis de Bernières to some of the most lauded new debut authors.
Opening with two political heavyweights, Ken Clarke and Alan Johnson, our political strand is more timely than ever. Ranging from Sarah Churchwell discussing the state of America to Christine Burns on the history of the Trans movement in Britain. Derby Book Festival also present their ‘Feminist Friday’, which hosts a spectrum of dynamic and often oppositional voices, from Helen Pankhurst to a panel of some of the key young feminist writers of today.