Advance booking is advisable and all events may be subject to change. See library staff to make a booking or email or contact Andrew Orr with any enquiries.

Phaedra Patrick

Blackburn Central Library,Town Hall Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AG
Wednesday 22 March, 6.30pm
Meet the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, the moving story of a widower who makes a discovery that challenges everything he knows about his late wife. Learning about his wife’s secrets sends Arthur on a journey and leads him to finding out more about himself.

A. A. Dhand

Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen, BB3 3BU
Wednesday 3 May, 7pm
Meet the author of Streets of Darkness, an enthralling and fast-paced Bradford-set crime novel. Taking place over a tense twelve-hour period, the story follows DI Harry Virdee who, suspended from duty, finds he must go deep underground to solve the murder of prominent city politician.

John Donoghue

Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AG
Wednesday 10 May, 7pm
Meet the author of The Death’s Head Chess Club, a fascinating and hugely thought-provoking novel that explores the unusual relationship between a Jewish prisoner and SS officer formed over the chessboard in the horrors of Auschwitz.

Naomi Booth

Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen, BB3 3BU
Wednesday 7 June, 6.30pm
Meet the author of The Lost Art of Sinking, a dark comedy about Esther and her dangerous new obsession. Esther finds herself compelled to find different ways to pass out, but the further she pushes the boundaries, the harder it becomes to hold herself back.