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The Festival hosted a series of readings and interviews throughout June 15, with a range of exciting authors who have been making waves within the last couple of years. This year we were also delighted to announce that, in partnership with Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists list, the Festival would host a three writers identified by the enormously influential Granta Magazine as future stars. Previous authors identified on this list include Julian Barnes, Monica Ali and Iain McEwan.
All events took place in the Ron Cooke Hub on June 15.
Susie Steiner A Homecoming, Elizabeth Day Home Fires, and Gavin Weston Harmatten
Kate Worsley She Rises, D W Wilson Ballistics, and Matthew Reynolds The World Was All Before Them
Claire King The Night Rainbow, Abigail Tarttelin Golden Boy and Leonie Frieda The Deadly Sisterhood
Jenni Fagan The Panopticon, Kamila Shamsie Burnt Shadows, and Ross Raisin, God’s Own Country.
An afternoon of fun activities for the community - suitable for children and their parents - led by postgraduate students.
Admissions: Free, unticketed
- Barnes Wallis and the Dam Busters
- Children's events
- Creating film
- Creative writing
- Design for living
- Economy and equality
- Eoforwic - Anglo-Saxon York
- Festival launch
- Food in time and place
- Cultural identity
- Ireland: North and South
- New writers
- North-South Conference
- Performance and performance related
- Science out of the lab
- Northern villains?
- The influence and legacy of women
Festival focus days