Lincoln Book Festival 2021

Lincoln Book Festival will return in 2021 with a programme of author events due to take place the week commencing 11th October 2021. View our blog and programme pages for the latest news and events.

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Flash fiction competition

Our regular flash fiction competition challenges writers to pen short stories on the chosen festival theme in exactly 50 words.

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What to expect at Lincoln Book Festival

Lincoln Book Festival has history at its heart, celebrating the finest history writing and historical fiction in one of England's great heritage cities.

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Lincoln Book Festival: History at its Heart

Lincoln Book Festival connects audiences of all ages and interests with some of the UK’s best-loved historians and authors of historical fiction. Like the historic English cathedral city in which it is set, Lincoln Book Festival places history at its heart.

Festival events explore historical themes spanning ancient empires to contemporary culture though intimate talks, readings, discussions and Q&A’s with contributions from acclaimed writers, academics, cultural commentators and public figures.

Recent guest authors have included Michael Morpurgo, Tracy Borman, Marcus Chown, Janina Ramirez, Tom Holland, Susan Fletcher, Alison Weir, Diane Setterfield, and Melvin Burgess.

Lincoln Book Festival 2021

After the coronavirus pandemic disrupted last year’s festival, we’re aiming to deliver in-person author events again in 2021. Lincoln Book Festival 2021 is scheduled for the week commencing 11th October. See our festival programme page for the latest events or sign up for our regular e-newsletter.


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