Lincoln Book Festival 2020

Lincoln Book Festival can't take place in the usual way this year due to the coronavirus pandemic but we're planning some fun online author events. See the blog for the latest news.

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Flash fiction competition 2020

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, David Starkey, Janina Ramirez, Tom Holland, Susan Fletcher, Alison Weir, Diane Setterfield, Ambrose Parry, and Melvin Burgess.

Lincoln Book Festival 2020

Lincoln Book Festival 2020 was postponed back in May due to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on larger indoor events. However, we’re keen to bring great guest author talks to our loyal audiences still and are planning some fun online author events this autumn, including exclusive talks. See our festival programme page for the latest events or sign up for our regular e-newsletter.


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