A chance to engage with three of the North-East’s most promising new literary talents. 

Durham-based author Natasha Calder’s solo debut novel Whether Violent or Natural is a gripping, dark and visceral tale set in a future world, one in which total antibiotic resistance has resulted in the obliteration of all but a handful of human beings. Pip Fallow’s memoir Dragged Up Proppa is a sharp, smart and thought-provoking account of growing up in a Durham pit village in the 1980s. Temper, Phoebe Walker’s debut novel, is a gorgeously evoked and incisive exploration of loneliness and alienation set in the Netherlands. 

Chaired by Sarah Davy

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Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Thursday 2nd of March. Tickets go on general sale from Saturday 4th March.
  • Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings.
  • Hearing loops are available.  Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply).
  • Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events.

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