An author explains our love of bookshops – with free books to be won!

As a ChipLitFest special, the irresistible new novel Lost for Words by Festival author Stephanie Butland is available to win now, before publication, from Readers First, the UK’s new reading and reviewing website.  Click to enter or go to by Monday 27 March.  

Instructions for a Second Hand Heart By Tamsyn Murray

Tamsyn Murray writes for all ages of young people, she'll be at the Festival doing an event about her series Tanglewood Animal Park for children 7+. Her teen novel, Instructions for a Second Hand Heart, is reviewed here by our junior reporter, Pheebs

BLOOD DONORS by Steve Tasane

Novelist and performance poet Steve Tasane has joined ChipLitFest this year to work with vulnerable young people in non-mainstream education. Pheebs, our teen reporter, has reviewed Steve's book, Blood Donors, and interviewed him.