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Father and son: Award-winning poets Andrew and Ian McMillan appear together at the festival tomorrow night.

New book festival in Todmorden

Today the first Todmorden Book Festival kicks off with an impressive line-up of authors and events. Yvette Huddleston spoke to one of the organisers.

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The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Feature: Author is making crime pay

Crime writer Michael Connelly joins the greats of the genre. Reporter Charlie Bullough speaks to the American author about his big award win, his new book and the future.

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Jodi Picoult interview: ‘Half of my fan mail is from men... and yet I get called a women’s fiction author’

Jodi Picoult once said superstition prompted her to write issue-driven books that put her 'through the emotional wringer’. The US author’s global hit My Sister's Keeper, which became a Hollywood movie, featured a young girl with leukaemia whose sister rebels against her role as a bone-marrow donor, while her latest novel, A Spark of Light, is set in a reproductive clinic where those inside are taken hostage by a gun-toting protester.
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Jodi Picoult interview: ‘My fan mail is 50 per cent male... and yet I get called a women’s fiction author’

Jodi Picoult once said superstition prompted her to write issue-driven books that put her 'through the emotional wringer’. The US author’s global hit My Sister's Keeper, which became a Hollywood movie, featured a young girl with leukaemia whose sister rebels against her role as a bone-marrow donor, while her latest novel, A Spark of Light, is set in a reproductive clinic where those inside are taken hostage by a gun-toting protester.
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