Image: Bob Stanley
After a three-year hiatus, Books on Tyne proudly returns to the spotlight with the 10e episode of this beloved Newcastle-based book festival will take place from Saturday 19e-Saturday 26e November. The program is packed with diverse content ranging from local life, to the natural world, to current affairs and music more so much more.
Hprogram highlights include Maya Goodfellow discussesing his work, Hostile Environment, which explores the dark world of the use of immigration as a scapegoat for contemporary political struggles; notNovelist Ashley Hickson-Lovence talks to Sarah Tyson about her brilliant novelization of the life of Uriah Rennie, the Premier League’s first and only Black of referee; Stephanois musician Bob Stanley interviews award-winning historian Brian Ward about his new book on the birth of modern pop, let’s do it (all Municipal Library, Saturday 19e). Jhere comes poetry and reading short storiess from the Red Squirrel press window, including a selection of local authors (VSity Llibrary, monday 21st); and there’s a range of books based on the Northeast to discover when Barry Hindson, Ken Smith, Paul Ferris and Paul Brown discuss their novels (VSMunicipal Library, Tuesday 22n/a); there’s a reading of acclaimed author Nancy Campbell’s fearless, lyrical new novel, Thunderstone (Lit & Phil, Wednesday 23rd); Newcastle-based poet Sean O’Brien reads from his 11e collection of poems, Embark (Lit & Phil, Thursday 24e); documentary filmmaker Rob Kilburn talks about the weird and wonderful world of social history with his book Tyne & Weird; and On the occasion of the release of her new novel Lost And Found, author Elizabeth Garner is joined by folk duo Patterson Dipper for a special event where folk songs and stories venture into unknown lands (both Municipal Library, Saturday 26e).