After months under wraps, we are excited to finally share this year’s Durham Book Festival programme with you. It’s going to be a good one! Some of the many highlights include Hey Presto! our touring theatre production for under 7s and their families; our Big Read – Regeneration by Booker Prize winner and Durham resident, Pat Barker – which culminates in a flagship event with Pat Barker and Michael Morpurgo at Durham Cathedral; and the 15 Little Free Libraries we are building for County Durham.

You’ll also find big names including Alan Johnson; Anthony Horowitz; Laura Bates; Juno Dawson; Helen Mort; Chris Mullin; Hunter Davies; James Rebanks; Nikesh Shukla; Decca Aitkenhead and many more.

As the producers of Durham Book Festival, we think it’s really important to commission new work, so we’re especially pleased to present Kathryn Williams and Friends; Kamal Kaan’s As The Cloud Takes its Last Breath; Carmen Marcus’s The Book of Godless Verse; Matt Miller’s Sticking; Where Does the Power Lie in the North East? in association with The Northern Correspondent; and TippingPoint: Climate Change and the Stories We Tell.

You can find all of our events at www.durhambookfestival.com. We hope to see you at the festival this October!