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UK Literary Festivals Calendar c-April Scarborough Literature Festival Books by the Beach

Scarborough Literature Festival Books by the Beach


Established in 2009. A chance to meet authors in this famous seaside town.

When?  24th-26th April, 2020

Where? Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Who? 2020 TBA –books-by-the-beach-logo

Festival Website: Books by the Beach



Tickets available from – Tickets will be available mid-February from Scarborough Tourist Information Centre in the Brunswick Centre, Scarborough. Phone 01723 372075. Events will be held at Scarborough and other interesting venues around the town.

Established? Established 2009

Past Guests include:  Tony Parsons,  Barry Forshaw, Helen Broaden, Tim Clayton, Omid Djalili, Louise Doughty, Sophie Hannah, Ann Widdecombe Kate Adie, Joanna Trollope, Lucy Worsley, Margaret Drabble, Peter Snow, James Naughtie, Mark Lawson, Joanne Harris, Jo Baker, Michael Jones, Philippa Langley, Allan Mallinson, Sally Magnusson and Lynn Shepherd, Susan Hill, Roy Hattersley, Andy Kershaw, Joan Bakewell, Adam Hart-Davis, Margaret Drabble, Joanna Trollope (left), John Boyne, Jodi Piccoult.Gervase Phinn, Lindsey Davis, P.C. Doherty, Salley Vickers, Kathy Lette, Adele Parks, Helen Rappaport, Tom Holt, Michael Leach, Phillippa Gregory, Robert Goddard, Mike Pannett, Adam Roberts, Tim Bowler, Jacqueline Yallop, David Nobbs, Belinda Bauer and Dame Stella Rimington. Kate Adie , Jackie Kay, Lee Child, Libby Purves, Alison Weir, John Harvey, Simon Kernick, Terrance Dicks, Jenni Murray, James Nash, David Hewson, Graham Hurley, Tracy Borman, Sarah Gristwood, Kate Williams

Mark Billingham – “I had a fantastic time at the Festival which was one of the very best I have attended. Considering that this was only your second year, I think that is truly remarkable and the festival can only go from strength to strength. Thanks for the warm welcome and for a wonderfully run event. I would come back like a shot.”

Stephen Booth – “I just want to say a big ‘thank you’ to you, and all the staff and volunteers, for the work you put in to organising the crime fiction panel at the festival on Saturday. It seemed to be a great success, and I certainly enjoyed myself! Congratulations on a great event.”

Natasha Cooper – “Thank you for all your brilliant organisation at the Festival. You and your colleagues did an amazing job and I enjoyed the whole experience.”

Carol Drinkwater – “Thank you for the welcome, for the fabulous reception Scarborough gave me and for the kindness shown to me by everyone. I felt quite high when I left.”

Denise Mina – “Thank you so much for having me at the festival. I had a lovely time. Both the organisation and the audiences were delightful. I can’t say enough about the enthusiasm and kindness of the people who were working there and was especially pleased to be introduced to everyone working there, not just the prefects!”


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