Andrew McMillan performs his Durham Book Festival poem, ‘Coalfield Dementia’

Andrew McMillan was Durham Book Festival poet laureate in 2017. He performs a new poem, 'Coalfield Dementia', inspired by how towns and villages across the North East have come to terms with the aftermath of the pit closures. Communities are nostalgic for the past, but don't genuinely want to return to it; at the same... Continue Reading →

Roundup: Durham Book Festival 2017

We had a great time at Durham Book Festival 2017, and whether you attended in person or followed the conversation online, we hope you did too. Remind yourself of some of the book chat and thought-provoking discussion in our reviews roundup. One theme that emerged was that books are not simply about entertainment. Rather, they... Continue Reading →

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