Books & kids? It might just work…
The Northern Children’s Book Festival is set to culminate in a Gala Day at Gateshead Central Library and the Shipley Art Gallery and it promises to be a real extravaganza.
Books? Where? On Tyne!
The Books on Tyne festival returns in November (and December) with more authors than you would have thought humanely possible (ie around 30).
Jonathan Coe - Jonathan Coe eviscerated Thatcherism in his 1994 satire ‘What a Carve Up!’ but for his latest novel he’s turned his hand to a rather trickier task: trying to ma...
Laura Purcell - Laura Purcell struck gothic gold with her debut novel ‘The Silent Companions’ and she’s also on fine form with her latest. Set in the mid-19thcentury she juggl...
Sebastian Faulks - Disaffected Moroccan teenager Tariq lives with his father and stepmother in Tangier. He decides to run away with the vague notion of tracing the roots of hi...
That Summer Feeling
Mark Hopkinson - “I like books that ramble on, that are like someone talking to you or you’re hearing thoughts. When I meet someone or just see them around I always think: wha...
Accidental Street Love
Richard Atkinson - Richard Atkinson can often be found banging out his work at poetry open mic slots around the region, and is part of the Scratch performance group. Charles B...
Kate Atkinson - Kate Atkinson seems incapable of writing a bad sentence, never mind a bad novel, and she’s on fine form with her latest in which she covers some of the same gr...
A Ladder to the Sky
John Boyne - When renowned gentleman of letters Erich Ackermann takes a fancy to Maurice Swift, a waiter working in a hotel in Berlin, he tries every way he can to ingratiate ...
Sarah Perry - Sarah Perry scored a huge hit with her last novel ‘The Essex Serpent’ set in a fictional English village circa the 1890s. Her latest takes place in modern day Pr...
Sally Rooney - With this, and her previous novel, ‘Conversations With Friends’, Sally Rooney appears to have cornered the market in people talking, and not talking, in rooms (...
Welcome to Geordiestan
Martine Milton - In this sci-fi novel London is no more, but it has been recreated just as it looked in 1947 – but in the north-east of England. And ‘London 2’ is just part of...
Esi Edugyan - The Canadian author Esi Edugyan scored a big hit with her previous novel, ‘Half Blood Blues’, which told the story of black jazz players in the Second World War....