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Durham Book Festival returns on 13th-15th October, bringing ideas, culture and entertainment for book lovers in the heart of Durham City. The festival, which is produced by New Writing North with support from Durham University and Arts Council England, offers 35 events featuring 40 authors and will take place at Gala Durham, Clayport Library and Collected Books.

The full programme of events and tickets are available at durhambookfestival.com. Ahead of Durham Book Festival, we catch up with some of the writers who will be part of the event…

David Spittle – My Inspiration

We find out what inspired poet David Spittle’s work ahead of his Poetry and Story Workshop at Clayport Library as part of Durham Book Festival on Sunday 15th October.

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Pip Fallow – My Inspiration

We chat with the author of Dragged Up Proppa about the inspiration behind his book, ahead of his talk at Durham Book Festival on Sunday 15th October.

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Nasheema Lennon – My Inspiration

The crime writer tells us what inspired her debut book, ahead of her panel discussion, Whose Crime Is It Anyway?, taking place at Durham Book Festival on Saturday 14th October.

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Adam Sharp – Bunch Of Fives

The writer and creative associate at New Writing North gives us his top 5 versions of the phrase “to carry coals to Newcastle” ahead of his scratch night on Friday 13th October at Durham Book Festival called Read Them Your Frights

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Lucy Twigg and Megan Adams – Six Of The Best

Six of the best events at Durham Book Festival 2023 according to this year’s young programmers

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