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With Michael Morpurgo, Tracy Borman, Marcus Chown, Sally Nicholls and more, we have a great line-up of guest authors. See the festival programme for more details.

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Flash fiction competition 2018

Our 2018 flash fiction competition challenged writers to pen short stories on the festival theme revolution in exactly 50 words - no more, no less!

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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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Some 75 people of all ages came along to the Collection for the launch of this year’s Festival. What an evening! I began by telling everyone they were too late;…

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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 David Starkey, Janina Ramirez, Tom Holland, Susan Fletcher, Alison Weir, Kathryn Hughes, Andrew Morton, Juliet Barker, Robert Fabbri, Thomas Asbridge and James Runcie.

Lincoln Book Festival 2018: Revolutionary Thinking!

This year’s festival theme is revolution, commemorating the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act which first gave some British women the right to vote. Audiences are invited to explore a potent mix of ‘revolutionary ideas’ down the ages, from the Big Bang to Punk Rock, through a programme of intimate talks with acclaimed writers.

This year’s guest authors include Michael Morpurgo, Tracy Borman, Sally Nicholls, Marcus Chown, Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas as well as a new range of family-friendly fringe events and a return of the popular flash fiction short story competition.

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