A Norfolk teacher and illustrator’s debut children’s book is in the running for a prestigious literary prize.

The University of East Anglia’s Spring Literary Festival is celebrating its 25th year in 2018. As the event prepares to kick off later this month, arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at the writers and thinkers who will be taking to the stage.

This year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27) is ‘the power of words’. To commemorate this important and poignant day, here’s 13 books concerning the Holocaust to add to your reading list.

Wands at the ready because Harry Potter Book Night is upon us once more.

The importance of books will be explored as one of north Norfolk’s largest book collections undergo a five year conservation programme to save them from decay.

One of the country’s leading thriller writers is to discuss his latest spy novel at a Norfolk bookshop event.

The author Francesca Armour-Chelu talks about her freewheeling Suffolk childhood, the strangeness of East Anglia and why she is thrilled her books have got more boys reading.

Suffolk children’s author and stand-up comic James Campbell loves to share his writing skills with schoolchildren in East Anglia and he’s not sure who gets most out of it - them or him - as his new book, The Funny Life Of Pets, is full of their stories.

Internationally acclaimed poet and musician Benjamin Zephaniah, dubbed the people’s laureate, explains why he’s not mellowing with age; quite the opposite in fact.

Youngsters enjoyed a morning of storytelling magic when children’s television legend Derek Griffiths popped into the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library to read them the tale of The Princess and The Frog.

Two authors connected to Norwich have been awarded prizes in the 2017 Costa Book Awards.

Norfolk has proved itself to be a rich and varied county of culture over the last 12 months. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at just some of the arts highlights during 2017

Comedian and actress Ruby Wax will be visiting Jarrolds in Norwich next year.

Fancy yourself as an arts aficionado? Mark Edwards has put together a quiz that will put that claim to the test.

Dark stories of the north are being retold in films and television series and by a Norfolk author Kevin Crossley-Holland who has been breathing new life into Norse folklore for decades

A sweeping family saga that combines a history of individual figures with a detailed insight into the ups and downs of a niche manufacturing 
business goes on sale this week. 
Tony Wenham spoke to the author of 
Gallyons: Gunmakers of East Anglia

Actor and writer Stephen Fry, who has connections to Norwich, has been named as the first guest for the University of East Anglia’s Literary Festival Spring 2018.

The frontman of heavy metal band Iron Maiden is coming to Norwich.

The winner of the tenth East Anglian Book Awards has been announced.

An author’s debut novel published by Cromer-based company Salt has been shortlisted in the prestigious Costa Book Awards.

Do you know your wampus cat from your Bowtruckle?

Author Elly Griffiths is returning to Great Yarmouth Library to promote her new book The Vanishing Box.

Comedian Matt Lucas is coming to Norwich.

With the tenth East Anglian Book Awards just around the corner, Courtney Pochin takes a look at some of the most brilliant authors from the region.

Hordes of cooking fans queued outside a Norwich department store for the chance to meet Nigella Lawson.

A children’s book commissioned by Norfolk children’s charity Break to support its GoGoHares trail in 2018 was launched in Norwich on Saturday.

One of the most controversial politicians of the late 20th century is coming to Norwich next month - to talk about cooking game birds.

North Norfolk-based writer Peter Pegnall is inviting people passionate about poetry to join him for a series of events being held at a Sheringham cafe.

La Belle Sauvage, the first installment in the long-awaited follow-up to Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials, has been released.

The contenders for the tenth East Anglian Book Awards, the region’s longest-running showcase for great writing, are announced today – with four top authors lined up to speak at the presentation event. Trevor Heaton reports.

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