The Derby Book Festival will return on 31 May - 8 June 2019.
Derby Book Festival celebrates the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests, with a programme featuring great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.
Each year we welcome internationally celebrated, best-selling authors as well as a broad range of local writing talent and include an exciting children, families and educational programme.
There’s something for everyone with topics ranging from cycling to cricket, railways to real ale and birding to board games!
To find out more, visit the Festival website and sign up for more information. You can also follow the Festival on Twitter at: @DerbyBookFest and ‘like’ the Festival on Facebook: www.facebook.com/derbybookfestival
Here's a peek of what's on;
In Tracy Borman’s new biography of Henry VIII, she casts light on the men who surrounded him, revealing much about his beliefs, behavi... read more
Manchester, August 1819: 60,000 people gathered to hear reformer Henry Hunt campaigning for parliamentary reform to enable voting as a unive... read more
A special evening of books and music. Best selling novelist Patrick Gale will join us to talk about his latest novel, Take Nothing With You ... read more
Spanning science and politics, stories and global epidemics, Rose George’s Nine Pints takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting ... read more
Until its closure in 2016, HM Prison Holloway was western Europe's largest women's prison. First built in 1852 as a House of Correction, Hol... read more
We’re bringing together three of the most exciting crime authors: Mark Billingham, A. A. Dhand and Fran Dorricot. They will discuss th... read more
In the third volume of Refugee Tales, writers, including Patrick Gale and Marina Lewycka, retell the true stories of those who have been det... read more
Rupinder Kaur is a Birmingham born Panjabi poet whose 2018 debut collection, Rooh transcends borders and arbitrary boundaries. Her poems str... read more
Forget Robin Hood and put those ancient rivalries between Derby and Nottingham aside as three of Nottinghamshire's most successful contempor... read more
In the summer of 1940, Britain stood perilously close to invasion by the Nazis, but what would a British occupation have looked like?... read more
Anne Griffin’s debut novel takes us to the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town to join 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone... read more
Marketing Derby Event - Understanding the neuroscience of the mind can improve the quality of life and success both personally and professio... read more
A must for any parent! The most influential relationships are between parents and children. Yet for so many families, these relationships ca... read more
Festivals, Food & Drink
In Threads of Life, an eloquent blend of history and memoir, Clare Hunter takes us from the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry to t... read more
In what is probably the first historical analysis of motherhood, acclaimed historian Sarah Knott analyses the real experience for women acro... read more
With ever-more sophisticated and powerful techniques at their disposal, forensic scientists have an unprecedented ability to help solve even... read more
Family Fun, Festivals
Fifty years ago, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar was first published.... read more
An intoxicating tale of art, obsession and possession, Elizabeth Macneal’s debut The Doll Factory is set in London in 1850/51, a radic... read more
Join us for a morning of mindfulness. The event starts with a one-hour mindfulness session where you will learn practices to help you relax,... read more
The Binding is an unforgettable, magical novel: a boundary-defying love story about Emmett Farmer who is, unexpectedly, given the chance to ... read more
Best-selling historian, Alison Weir, returns with her fourth novel in the highly acclaimed Six Tudor Queens series: Anna of Kleve: Queen of ... read more
In Done Deal, Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey lifts the lid on the inner workings of modern football. Whether it is a manager being sacked... read more