Agatha, Poirot and Me with Sophie Hannah

Saturday 11th July

7.30pm – 8.30pm
www.iaminprint.co.uk/newarkbookfestival
£2.50/Free to Festival Friends

We are delighted to welcome international bestselling crime writer Sophie Hannah, who will provide an insightful talk about her work with, and for the Christie family writing Hercule Poirot novels, and the experience of becoming Agatha Christie’s continuation novel writer.

Sophie will talk about how she approached the formidable task of continuing the stories of one of literature’s greatest detectives, and her thoughts on Christie’s writing, style and plotting.

She will talk about her latest contemporary thriller, Haven’t They Grown, her How To Hold A Grudge self-help book and podcast, and her Dream Author coaching programme for writers.

Sophie will also return to the Festival, in person, for 2021!


Sponsored by Creative Apostrophe

If you are a Festival Friend please email hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk to book.

Brontë 200

Saturday 11th July

3.30pm – 4.30pm
www.iaminprint.co.uk/newarkbookfestival
£2.50/Free to Festival Friends

Join us as we meet our amazing panel of Bronte experts as we discuss the Brontë200 celebrations and the birth of Anne Brontë two hundred years ago.

We are delighted to welcome Rowan Coleman, author of The Vanished Bride and The Girl at the Window, Lauren Livesey, Audience Development Officer at the Bronte Parsonage Museum and Blogger, YouTuber and Young Adult author of The Paper Hearts Society, Lucy Powrie.

Chaired by Tim Rideout.

Sponsored by Aura Business Centre.

If you are a Festival Friend please email hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk to book.

The Burning Chambers – Kate Mosse

Saturday 11th July

1.30pm – 2.30pm
www.iaminprint.co.uk/newarkbookfestival
£2.50/Free to Festival Friends

Kate Mosse is the author of nine novels and short story collections, including the No 1 multimillion selling Languedoc Trilogy – Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel – and No 1 bestselling Gothic fiction including The Winter Ghosts and The Taxidermist’s Daughter, which she is currently adapting for the stage.  

Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse’s The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties . . .

The second novel in this series The City of Tears will be published in 2021 and is available to pre-order.

Interviewed by Tim Rideout.

If you are a Festival Friend please email hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk to book.

The Fall of the House of Byron with Emily Brand

Saturday 11th July

11.30am – 12.30pm
www.iaminprint.co.uk/newarkbookfestival
£2.50/Free to Festival Friends

Meet Emily Brand as she takes us through the world of Byron.

Her new book The Fall of the House of Byron follows the fates of Lord Byron’s ancestors over three generations in a drama that begins in rural Nottinghamshire and plays out in the gentlemans’ clubs of Georgian London, amid tempests on far-flung seas, and in the glamour of pre-revolutionary France.

Emily is an independent writer, historian and genealogist with a special interest in English social history c.1660-1837. Originally from North Nottingham, she now lives in London.

If you are a Festival Friend please email hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk to book.

Crime Through the Ages

Saturday 11th July

10am – 11am
www.iaminprint.co.uk/newarkbookfestival
£2.50/Free to Festival Friends

Join our ‘fantastic four’ crime panel as they discuss Crime through the Ages.

  • Nick Quantrill (who will be our Chair) whose new novel the Sound of the Sinners will be published in Summer 2020.
  • Mick Finlay author of the Arrowood historical crime fiction set in London, Arrowood and the Thames Corpses is the third in the series
  • Frances Brody’s The Body on the Train, is book number twelve in the Kate Shackleton mysteries
  • Rod Reynolds page turning, Blood Red City… A witness but no victim.

A crime but no crime scene… Our four authors will set the scene as they talk about how crime fiction has changed throughout time, and how DNA and police procedures have changed the face of writing crime.

If you are a Festival Friend please email hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk to book.