Yvette Huddleston: Why publishers needs to look north if they really want to diversify

In an open letter published in The Bookseller last week, a group of independent publishers from across the North of England, many of them based in Yorkshire, made a bid to redefine the country’s literary landscape.

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Interview – Cosey Fanni Tutti: ‘I would never harm anyone else in pursuit of what I want to do’

Well known as a controversial artist, with the publication of her memoir Cosey Fanni Tutti is now receiving plaudits as an author. Duncan Seaman reports.

Author Benjamin Myers.

The Yorkshire author now vying for historical fiction’s most prestigious prize

He may be represented by the smallest publisher on the shortlist, but author Benjamin Myers is now vying for one of literature’s biggest - and most prestigious - prizes. Based in the Upper Calder Valley, Mr Myers’ The Gallows Pole has been nominated for this year’s £25,000 Walter Scott Prize, set up to celebrate the best in historical fiction.

Live at Leeds headliners - The Vaccines.

Live at Leeds fest's exciting new developments

It’s more than 20 years since the event which helped kick-start Leeds’ transformation into a major centre for indie music arrived in town - and inspired me to launch the first, and only, Harrogate-based music magazine, Charm.
Chair of trustees Isobel Nixon at Scalby and Newby Library. (Richard Ponter).

North Yorkshire’s libraries enjoying a new chapter

It’s 12 months since volunteer groups took over a number of North Yorkshire libraries to ensure they didn’t close. Chris Bond looks at how they have been getting on.

Out Of Thin Air by Anthony Adeana, 16.99, Riverrun, Hardback

Book review: Out Of Thin Air by Anthony Adeane

A gripping true crime about the disappearance of two men in 1970's Iceland.

Retired judge-turned-novelist James Stewart at his home at Weeton near Harrogate.  Picture: Tony Johnson.

Retired judge becomes a crime novelist by turning out embellished versions of his own cases

They were already some of the most notorious criminal trials of recent years – so no-one expected the judge to start embellishing the details.

A Far Away Magic by Amy Wilson, 6.99, Macmillan

Book Review: A Far Away Magic by Amy Wilson

A spellbinding and quirky tale of friendship and grief filled with autumnal magic.

This year's NiddFest includes family woodland workshops.

The Yorkshire Dales festival celebrating stories and nature

As NiddFest announces its line-up, Ann Chadwick looks at the relationship between books and nature and why more readers are turning to them as a balm for the woes of modern life.


Exchange sees Bradford pupils visit Hay Festival

SCHOOL pupils in Bradford will take part in one of the world’s largest literature festivals as part of a “groundbreaking” exchange programme.

Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Panmacmillan, Paperback, 6.99.

Book review - Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

A high fantasy novel filled with magic and packed with action.

Scarborough's 'Books by the Beach' embraces both literature and the seaside

Books by the Beach: Scarborough's Seaside Literature Festival

April 11-15 will see the seaside town of Scarborough celebrate literature with their aptly named ‘Books by the Beach’ event.

The renowned Bront family created their own fantasy worlds which subsequently influenced their writing

The secret stories of the Brontës: The magical fantasy worlds which made the family famous

The renowned Brontës, a literary family who hail from Haworth, West Yorkshire, are widely known for their array of intensely emotional, wildly romantic literary classics.

Big Bones by Laura Dockrill'Paperback, 6.99, HotKey Books

Book Review- Big Bones by Laura Dockrill

A wonderful Young Adult novel focusing on body positivity and societies perception of weight.

Mr Cherry Keaton and Pat, sweeping hay with a Swaledale-type sweep.

What life really used to be like in Yorkshire Dales

As Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales is republished to mark its 50th anniversary, Sarah Freeman celebrates the formidable double act who captured fast-disappearing customs in all their glory.

Bradford Author Michael Stewart obn the moors above Oxenhope. His new novel Ill Will  imagines what Heathcliff did during his three year disappearance from Wuthering Heights. Picture Tony Johnson.

Michael Stewart on why his new book solves the mystery of Wuthering Heights

Michael Stewart has a lifelong fascination with Wuthering Heights, which inspired his new novel Ill Will. Yvette Huddleston finds out more.


Sir Patrick Stewart is back in Huddersfield to talk about his remarkable career

Sir Patrick Stewart is one the country’s best-known actors. Chris Bond caught up with him as he returns to Yorkshire to talk about his life on the stage and screen.

ournalist and bestselling author Reni Eddo-Lodge is one of the headliners at the Festival of Debate.

Why Sheffield’s Festival of Debate is proof that it’s good to talk

In these turbulent, divisive times, dialogue has never been more important. Yvette Huddleston reports on the return of Sheffield’s Festival of Debate.

The Bront Sisters frequently visited York

York’s Literature Festival opens its doors

Today marks the first day of the York Literature Festival, an event which is set to see a great number of people attend and which will run until March 26.

Crime and thriller novels.

Prime time for crime - Thrillers and crime novels for Spring 2018

Here are some book recommendations for crime novels that will send a chill down your spine this Spring.

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