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Doncaster Turn the Page Festival



This year the Doncaster Literary Festival, “Turn the Page” has been organised in a different way. We will not be just having a weekend to celebrate all things Literary; we will be celebrating throughout the year. We will be working in partnership with different organisations and authors to bring you a varied programme throughout the year.

Here are the events that are coming up on the programme:

John Donoghue        Thursday 27 April      11.00-12.00  
Doncaster Central Library

John Donoghue has worked in mental health for over twenty years and has written numerous articles about the treatment of mental illness in a variety of medical journals. He is married and lives in Liverpool. The Death's Head Chess Club, his deeply poignant and moving debut novel, explores the extraordinary relationship between an SS officer and a Jewish watchmaker.

Naomi Booth               Thursday 18  May      11.00-12.00
Doncaster Central Library 
Naomi Booth was born and raised in West Yorkshire and is now based in York, where she lectures in Creative Writing and Literature at York St John University. Her debut work of fiction, The Lost Art of Sinking, was published by Penned in the Margins in 2016 and tells the story of a girl living in the Pennines who compulsively passes out. The work won the Sabateur Award for best Novella 2016 and has been described as an 'absorbing read about losing yourself that packs a punch' (Grazia).

A.A.Dhand                 Thursday 15  June     11.00-12.00
Doncaster Central Library

A.A.Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.


All tickets for the above events are £3.00.

Booking is essential for all events and can be done by calling: 01302 734314 or

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