Thank you to everyone who came along to Durham Book Festival 2022! Please do check out our 2022 commissions which are all still available to watch, read or listen to free of charge online. There are pieces from acclaimed writers including Jessica Andrews, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Naomi Booth as well as a self-guided walk around the Durham Dales, narrated by Jeremy Vine .

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Durham Book Festival takes place in and around the beautiful city of Durham each October. In 2022, the festival will take place at Gala Durham and Clayport Library. Many events will be live-streamed so if you are unable to make it to Durham, you can also watch from home.

History of the festival 32 years of opening minds

Founded in 1990, Durham Book Festival is one of the country’s oldest literary festivals. For many years it was a well-kept secret in the region’s cultural calendar, but it has grown significantly in recent years. The festival is now part of Durham County Council’s festival programme, and since 2011 has been produced by New Writing North, with support from Durham University and Arts Council England, as well as a range of trusts and foundations and corporate sponsors.


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