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York Literature Festival Announces Programme for March 2024

This year’s festival opens at one of their long standing and favourite venues, St Peter's School with Iain Dale charting the history of the Kings and Queens of England and Britain.


Fiction lovers can enjoy Booker Prize-nominated Martin MacInnes on his magnificent novel In Ascension, bestselling author of Pandora’s Jar and Stone Blind, Natalie Haynes introducing us to the stories of Greek goddesses in her latest release, Divine Might and Sheena Patel, Jessica Andrews and Stuart Turton. Crime fiction aficionados will not want to miss Ian Moore at York Explore library talking about the latest instalment in his Follet Valley series.


For younger children there will be both poetry and illustrations workshops with local writers, poets and illustrators. And for the mystery loving teenagers in your life, Signed Sealed Dead, with YA horror/thriller writer Cynthia Murphy.


Miki Berenyi, founding member of 90’s Britpop band Lush, will be discussing her bold memoir Fingers Crossed at the Crescent on Sunday 24 March while food writers Nina Mingya Powles and Ella Risbridger are in conversation at the Mount School on 7 March.


Fantasy and Folklore fans will not be disappointed by an engaging discussion with authors RJ Barker and Eliza Chan about their new novels The Gods of the Wyrdwood and Fathomfolk.


Closing this year’s festival at the Grand Opera House are award-winning writer Lemn Sissay with his latest poetry collection Let the Light Pour In and an Audience with Grace Dent, the acclaimed food critic, writer and presenter.


For full details about the festival programme please head to their website:

To purchase tickets please visit the York Theatre Royal Box Office,,  01904 623568.



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