Durham, Cheltenham, Hexham, Cambridge, Hay on Wye…but what about Newcastle? The city has its own  book festival every year, it’s called Books on Tyne and it takes place next week.

books on tyne

This year’s theme is “On the Edge” and writers including Jenny Uglow, A.L. Kennedy, Harry Pearson, Marina Lewycka and Sheree Mack discuss and perform their work. Genres covered include crime fiction, comedy, poetry, literary fiction, biography, history and nature. There will also be discussions, book forums, lectures.


I’m involved in the festival for the second year running. I’m running a workshop of  Sunday 30th


For more information about the festival visit For more information visit www.booksontyne.co.uk