Great writers seem to be drawn to Cumbria!
Carlisle hosts its third Borderlines book festival during 7-9 October, 2016, and it returns bigger than ever. Not only are there top names – such as legendary crime writer Val McDermid, screen-writing stalwart Jimmy McGovern, expert linguist David Crystal and his son Ben, and fiction favourite Alexander McCall Smith – there are also some great local names such as award-winning writer Sarah Hall, and Hunter Davies – one of the country’s top biographers.
As well as the return of the popular writer’s workshops, 2016 will feature live music in the form of the fantastically original Bookshop Band!
There’s something for everyone in this lineup, pop over to www.borderlinescarlisle.co.uk to see the full programme and to book tickets.
Personal recommendation? Joanna Cannon on Saturday 8th October, who’s debut The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is a superb read.
See you there!