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

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.

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.

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.

Once Upon This Time

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

Varjak Paw

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

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.


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.

Death in the Spotlight

Junior reporter Phoebe Haywood reviews Death in the Spotlight, the eighth book in Robin Steven's Murder Most Unladylike series. Robin, a Festival Patron, will be working with two primary schools in January to inspire the pupils to do their own writing as well as presenting a public event in April all about Death in the Spotlight.

Bone Talk

Candy Gourlay is one of our extraordinary team of authors who will be working in schools in and around Chipping Norton. Junior reporter Phoebe Haywood reviews Bone Talk, Candy's latest book for young adults.