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Autumn Edition: Derby Book Festival

5 - 9 November 2021

Join us at our Autumn Edition 2021, which will be held over the weekend of Friday 5 – Sunday 7 November with 10 great events in QUAD, Derby plus one event on Tuesday 9 November in Derby Theatre.

The Derby Book Festival are offering a Digital Pass for their Autumn Edition, which will enable you to watch recordings of all the events they have filmed.

Buy Digital Pass: Autumn Edition

You can find full details on Derby Book Festival’s website at


Here's a look at what's on:

David Lammy MP: Tribes: A Search for Belonging in a Divided Society - 5 Nov

David Lammy will be in conversation with BBC East Midlands Today presenter and reporter, Navtej Johal.... read more

Steve Richards: The Prime Ministers We Never Had - 5 Nov

In this piercing and original study, journalist and political columnist Steve Richards (BBC’s The Week in Westminster) looks at 11 Pri... read more

Wendy Moore: Endell Street - The Women Who Ran Britain’s Trailblazing Military Hospital - 6 Nov

The story of Endell Street provides both a keyhole view into the horrors and thrills of wartime London and a long overdue tribute to the bri... read more

Katherine May: Wintering - 6 Nov

Wintering is a beautiful love letter to the cyclical nature of our lives and shows us how to embrace those moments where we drop out of life... read more

Adam Andrusier: Two Hitlers and a Marilyn - 6 Nov

Adam Andrusier is a professional dealer in rare and valuable autographs and his work provided the inspiration for Zadie Smith’s second... read more

Alan Johnson: The Late Train to Gipsy Hill - 6 Nov

Former MP and Home Secretary Alan Johnson’s three biographies of his East End childhood and early political career were garlanded with... read more

T M Logan: Living the Dream? - 7 Nov

Have you ever imagined writing best-selling novels and giving up the day job,? Then this event is for you. T M Logan is living the dream!... read more

Alison Weir: Katharine Parr – The Sixth Queen - 7 Nov

Over the past six years Alison Weir has built up a loyal following at Derby Book Festival for her series of historical novels retelling the ... read more

Jon McGregor: Lean Fall Stand - 7 Nov

Booker-longlisted and Costa Prize winner, Jon McGregor joins us for his third visit to Derby Book Festival.... read more

Lucy Mangan: Are We Having Fun Yet? - 7 Nov

The Guardian’s TV critic, columnist and feature writer, Lucy Mangan will be discussing her first novel, Are We Having Fun Yet?, which ... read more

An Evening with Pam Ayres 2021 - 9 Nov

An Evening with Pam Ayres 2021 - 9 Nov

Don't Miss, Festivals, Talks

Pam Ayres has been entertaining the nation with her poems and stories for over 40 years. Join her for an evening featuring her work, old and... read more