Autumn Edition: Derby Book Festival

25 - 27 October 2019

Derby Book Festival’s first Autumn Edition will be held over the weekend of Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October.  The Festival includes the usual eclectic mix of authors and genres and will whet the appetite of everyone who enjoys the main Festival each June. 

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

Book tickets online or visit the Festival box office at QUAD, Derby. 

The full line-up includes:

Lara Maiklem: Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames - 25 Oct

Mudlark: A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour. It is often the tiniest objects that tell the greatest s... read more

Helen Mort: Black Car Burning - 26 Oct

We welcome back Helen Mort, best known for her award winning poetry, to talk about her brilliant debut novel, Black Car Burning.... read more

Sofka Zinovieff and Emma Glass – Considering #MeToo - 26 Oct

We welcome two writers whose work tackles the themes of violence, rape and sexual grooming in two brave, hard hitting novels.... read more

Kamal Ahmed: The Life and Times of a Very British Man - 26 Oct

One of Britain’s most respected journalists, Kamal Ahmed grew up in London in the 1970s and explores what it means to be British as on... read more

Nicci French - 26 Oct

The first standalone novel in ten years from best-selling writing partnership Nicci French, The Lying Room was the subject of a ten-way UK p... read more

Charlotte Philby: The Most Difficult Thing - 26 Oct

A debut from the granddaughter of Kim Philby, Britain’s most famous communist double-agent, The Most Difficult Thing is set between Lo... read more

David Barrie - Incredible Journeys: Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation - 27 Oct

Most of us are now so dependent on GPS that we are turning into navigational idiots! How do our fellow creatures – large and small &nd... read more

Sir Vince Cable MP - 27 Oct

As we hover on the precipice of Brexit we welcome one of the UK’s most popular politicians, Sir Vince Cable MP. Until recently Leader ... read more

Joanna Cannon: Breaking and Mending - 27 Oct

Joanna Cannon is not only the author of two best-selling novels, but also a psychiatrist who has now written a powerful memoir, Breaking and... read more

Raynor Winn: The Salt Path - 27 Oct

Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award and the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, The Salt Path is one of those unpredictable publis... read more



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