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Derby Book Festival Takeover

Sunday 2 June 10am - 8.30pm

Derby Book Festival Takeover: John Harvey, A.A. Dhand & Fran Dorricott

Derby Book Festival
02 Jun 2019
Book Online

It's A Crime!

In a change to our original line-up, Mark Billingham has been forced to pull out of this event and will be replaced by John Harvey.

John Harvey, A A Dhand and Fran Dorricott

We’re bringing together three of the most exciting crime authors: John Harvey, A A Dhand and Fran Dorricott to discuss the contemporary crime novel from the perspective of a bestseller, a midlist novelist and a debut author.

John Harvey is probably best known for his jazz-influenced Charlie Resnick novels, based in Nottingham. The first of these, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the 100 most notable crime novels of the last century and, in 2007, he was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for Sustained Excellence in Crime Writing. John has recently published what will be his final novel, Body and Soul.  This is therefore a rare opportunity to hear John talk about his crime writing and we look forward to welcoming him back to the Festival. 

A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a convenience store. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his celebrated Harry Virdee novels.

Fran Dorricott is a Derby-based author whose has been a festival regular as one of the Waterstones team. Her debut novel, After the Eclipse, explores community and family ties in a story of two solar eclipses and two missing girls.

Part of Derby Book Festival Sunday Takeover

Derby Book Festival Takeover Day Pass tickets are available for £25 per day. A day ticket permits entry for one person to all events* at the Derby Book Festival Sunday Takeover, subject to availability. To guarantee availability for specific events, day ticket holders must book onto the individual events. Please call Déda Box Office 01332 370911 to reserve a place. Day pass holders will receive a free goody bag including books by Festival authors.

*excluding Derby Book Festival Quiz

Book your Derby Book Festival Takeover Day Pass ticket here