Lincoln Book Festival 2019

Lincoln Book Festival 2019 ran from 23rd-28th September with a Victorian theme. See our blogs for details of great author events and more.

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Flash fiction competition 2019

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 speakers have included Michael Morpurgo, Tracy Borman, Marcus Chown, David Starkey, Janina Ramirez, Tom Holland, Susan Fletcher, Alison Weir, Diane Setterfield, Andrew Morton, Juliet Barker, Robert Fabbri, Thomas Asbridge and James Runcie.

Lincoln Book Festival 2019: V for Victoria

Lincoln Book Festival returned in September 2019 with a series of literary-inspired events, including talks from esteemed authors, workshops and competitions.

The festival celebrated the life and legacy of Queen Victoria as the UK marked the bicentenary of her birth. Guest authors included Susan Fletcher, Melvin Burgess, Ambrose Parry, and many more.


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