In keeping with the Chagword team’s mission to entice world-class authors to this corner of Dartmoor, we are delighted to announce two new signings – the hugely popular novelist, PATRICK GALE will be hosting The Great Read, the session especially for book groups as well as individual book-lovers, exploring in depth his much-praised latest novel, A Place Called Winter; and top of the Sunday Times’ bestseller list and yet coming to a village hall near you, MAX PORTER , whose debut novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, has astounded the publishing world and readers alike, as well as winning him the prestigious Dylan Thomas Award (2016).
Authors will be announced here as they are signed up, so keep an eye on this space for the latest information, and the full programme will be published in January 2017 with tickets available from February 2017.
A big thank you to everyone who supports us through grants, donations and sponsorship, all of which enable us not only to run the festival but also to keep ticket prices accessible to all. We are especially grateful to Helpful Holidays, who were our principal sponsors for both of the previous festivals and are again for 2017. Thanks also to the Arts Council, England for their generous support and to The Three Crowns, our partner hotel.
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