Author and ex-MP at new book event for Deepings

Novelist and author Louise Doughty who is leading a conversation and creative workshop at the first Deepings Literary Festival on Friday, April 28.  Photo supplied.
Novelist and author Louise Doughty who is leading a conversation and creative workshop at the first Deepings Literary Festival on Friday, April 28. Photo supplied.
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The author behind gripping TV drama Apple Tree Yard and a regular panellist on TV quiz show Countdown are two of the guests at the first Deepings Literary Festival in April.

Novelist Louise Doughty will be hosting a workshop on April 29, while former MP Giles Brandreth is the star attraction at a black tie dinner on April 29.

The three-day festival from April 28 to 30 celebrates both literary fiction and non fiction, features storytellers, folk singers and a lunch with another novelist, Erica James.

Coun Judy Stevens, the festival’s organiser, said: “It’s clearly a coup for us to attract Louise Doughty (who has written eight novels, one work of non fiction and five radio plays) and I am delighted that the BBC series (Apple Tree Yard) will really open people’s eyes to the calibre of speakers at our festival.

“It’s a big lift for our first literary festival and we have some really good names.

“We sincerely hope that we can do this again in two year’s time.”

It’s clearly a coup for us to attract Louise Doughty and it’s a big lift for our first literary festival

Coun Judy Stevens, organiser, Deepings Literary Festival

For more details about the event, visit www.deepingsliteraryfestival.co.uk