Hexham Book Festival blends words, stories and ideas and offers a mixed bag of literary delights for all ages. 2015 witnessed the events' 10th anniversary.
The festival runs across eight venues throughout Hexham and the surrounding area, and the programme features over 50 authors
When? 2017 Festival dates are 28th April to 7th May
Who? 2017 TBA
Where? Queens Hall, Hexham, Northumbria
Festival Website: Hexham Book Festival
Facebook? Hexham Bookfest
Festival Director? Susie Troup (founder and in the box seat since 2006)
Previous Festivals? Founded in 2006
2015 -poet Simon Armitage; cartoonist and political satirist Martin Rowson; and agony-aunt Virginia Ironside (right); Andrew Graham-Dixon, presenter of the BBC’s Culture Show; Autumnwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games ; Christopher Frayling will talk about Western suspicion of China; novelist Alexander McCall-Smith; author, diarist, and former MP for Sunderland Chris Mullin; broadcaster and political commentator Steve Richards takes a sideways look at the impending election; broadcaster Andy Kershaw; historian David Starkey .2014 Val McDermid, James Runcie, Hugh Pym, Alison Weir, Penelope lively, Sally Magnusson, Douglas Hurd, Ian Rankin++
Prior: Claire Tomalin, Barbara Bell, Edwina Currie, Chris Mullin, Martin Bell, Maggie O' Farrell, Kate Atkinson, Mark Billingham, Alexi Sayle
Benjamin Zephaniah, Philip Hensher, Janet Street-Porter, Libby Purves, Patrick Gale, Ross Raisin, Joanna Blythman, Ross Raisin, Fran Sandham, Philip Ardagh, Fran Bates, Irma Kurtz, Wendy Moore, Pat Corbin, John Wright, Andy Cope PD James, Margaret Drabble, Shirley Williams, Wendy Cope, Simon Hoggart, Val McDermid, Phillipa Gregory, AL Kennedy, Jodi Piccoult, Alexi Sayle (left) , Melvyn Bragg, Prue Leith, Anthony Penrose, Willaim Shawcross, Maggie O' Farrell, Alys Fowler, Alaister Campbell, Chris Mullin,
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