Festival Programme 2022

We’re back and we have some good news! We have a fantastic programme of top, award winning authors eager to commit to our 3rd Festival next year in 2022. We’ll have more information to follow, so please keep an eye out.

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Thursday 28th April

Clara Barley
Deepings Library at 4pm

Clara has written both non-fiction and fiction for publication, as well as for exhibitions, performances, online content and films.

Her work won the Royal Historical Society’s national prize for public history in 2015. Her debut novel, ‘The Moss House’ was selected for New Writing North’s ‘Read Regional’ campaign 2021.

‘The Moss House’ tells the amazing story so vividly portrayed on the BBC’s Gentleman Jack.

Friday 29th April

Christina James
Oddfellows Hall at 10am

Christina James is the author of the DI Yates series of crime mystery novels. She was born in rural Lincolnshire and grew up in Spalding. The remote fenland landscape, with its rich soil, deep dykes and peerless sunsets, has always fascinated her and features in all her novels.

Pam Rhodes
Priory Church at 4.30pm

For over thirty years Pam has been the familiar face of BBC TV’s ‘Songs of Praise’ but she is also the author of nearly thirty factual books and popular novels including ‘The Dunbridge Chronicles’ and the new trilogy ‘Hope Hall’.

John Marrs
The Iron Horse at 2pm

John Marrs is an author and former journalist based in Northamptonshire. After spending his career interviewing celebrities from the worlds of television, film and music, he is now a full-time author.

Deeping meets Barnsley
The Granary at Molecey Mill at 7.30pm

Enjoy a Lincolnshire High Tea in the historic setting of the Granary at Molecey Mill, West Deeping in the company of authors Milly Johnson and Jack Land Noble who will bring with them a rich dollop of northern humour.

Saturday 30th April

Jane E James in conversation with Lynda Stacey
The Iron Horse at 9.30am

Jane E James creates chilling reads that appeal to fans of psychological thrillers, mysteries and dark fiction. Lynda Stacey is the author of seven books, her debut novel ‘House of Secrets’ won the Choc Lit Search for a Star competition.

William Shaw
The Iron Horse at 2pm

Brighton-based crime fiction writer William Shaw has been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger and a Barry Award and long-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger and twice for the Theakston’s Prize.

Louise Candlish
The Granary at Molecey Mill at 5.30pm

Sunday Times bestselling author of fifteen novels Louise’s 2018 thriller Our House, has sold over 250,000 copies in the UK to date, was a #1 bestseller in paperback, eBook and audiobook and winner of the Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards.

Kit De Waal
The Granary at Molecey Mill at 11am

Brought up in Birmingham amongst the Irish community in the 60’s and 70’s to an Irish mother and Caribbean father, Kit’s debut novel ‘My name is Leon’ was an award-winning international best seller. As was her second novel ‘The Trick to Time’, and her young adult novel ‘Becoming Dinah’.

Jackie Weaver
The Granary at Molecey Mill at 2.30pm

‘You have no authority here Jackie Weaver’ ringing out from a zoom meeting of Handforth Parish Council and played on BBC evening news became one of the defining moments of the Pandemic. Now Jackie Weaver will be appearing at the Deepings Literary Festival where she will talk about her life as a councillor, a clerk and as Chief Officer.

Neil Spring
The Granary at Molecey Mill at 8pm

Neil Spring is the author of 5 horror novels, all of which are inspired by real events. His debut novel, The Ghost Hunters, is now a film, Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, starring Rafe Spall.

Sunday 1st May

Vaseem Khan
Oddfellows Hall at 11am

Vaseem Khan is the author of two award-winning crime series set in India, the Baby Ganesh Agency series set in modern Mumbai, and the Malabar House historical crime novels set in 1950s Bombay.

Francis Pryor
West Deeping Village Hall at 2.30pm

One of Britain’s most distinguished archaeologists and the excavator of Flag Fen, Francis has been studying the archaeology of the Fens since 1971.

His latest book, ‘Scenes from Prehistoric Life’ takes us across four millennia, touching upon several local sites including those along the Norfolk coast.

Other Dates

Simon Scarrow
Sunday 14th July
Iron Horse Ranch House at 2pm

This event has been rescheduled to Sunday 14 July – celebrating the publication of Simon’s brand new hardback PIRATA – the dramatic and action-packed novel of Roman pirates in AD 25.

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