What’s On: North East Literature and Book Events in November 2019

The North East is exploding with book events this November. Here's our comprehensive roundup of literary activities in Durham, Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and around the region. Share the events that interest you, and help support our amazing organisers. Last month saw five literary festivals happening in the North East. November has (to our knowledge) just... Continue Reading →

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Navigating the Writer’s Ethical Maze: Review of Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn, at Durham Book Festival

In his award-winning novel, Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín treats the theme of homesickness with empathy born of personal experience, but also a writer’s detachment. Yurie Watanabe reviews his appearance at Durham Book Festival 2019, for which this novel was the Big Read. Brooklyn is a deceptively powerful story of a young Irish girl who leaves her... Continue Reading →

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