Overnight sensations

New Voices 2019 features three writers new celebrating their first novels. They are also celebrating runaway success. Laura Parker charts their rise.

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Lost and Found

Laura Parker gets hooked on Kate Spicer's compelling account of a lost dog. And so much more. 8pm Thurs 25 April, The Theatre

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The line of beauty and the age of the chair

Laura Parker reviews Primate Change by Vybarr Cregan-Reid ahead of our Modern Life event (2pm Sat 27 April) exploring the toll the 21st century is taking on our bodies.

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Science champion takes on fiction and charms ChipLitFest audience

Prof Jim Al-Khalili introduced his debut sci-fi novel, Sunfall, to a ChipLitFest audience on 16 April. Laura Parker was there.

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A graveyard smash – two hauntingly good works.

Laura Parker reviews the gripping and haunting novels from Jess Kidd and Michelle Paver ahead of their Modern Gothic event on Fri 26 April.

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Write now

Writing to make you happy, distil your sadness or plot your journey in life.

Laura Parker outlines the Festival workshops to make you laugh, think and get writing

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Once Upon This Time

Sixth former Pheebs reviews Nikita Gill's Fierce Fairytales, coming to ChipLitFest on 26 April.

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Varjak Paw

Sixth former Pheebs revisits one of the great classics of children's modern literature, SF Said's Varjak Paw.

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Taken from real life

Does everyone have a novel in them – or is it just journalists? Laura Parker does some background research.

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James Betts

Modern Classics

Sixth former Pheebs reviews The Children of Jocasta in anticipation of Natalie Haynes Festival appearance to discuss her forthcoming novel, A Thousand Ships.

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Phoebe Haywood, ChipLitFest's junior reporter, turns her attention to a debut novel whose author will be appearing in the main Festival. Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson will be featured as part of our New Voices panel.

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Write now

02 April 2019