Heinous crimes, political disasters, family scandal – and multi-million selling writers.

These are just some of the irresistible attractions at York Literature Festival 2019, which is packed with talks, performances, stories and tours.

The fest runs from 15-31 March, and among the big-names taking part this year are Joanna Trollope, crime supremo Mark Billingham and novelist Kate Mosse.

York Lit Fest 2019

Two top politicians are part of the mix. MP, diarist, and acute observer Chris Mullins is here to talk about political disasters. Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson, meanwhile, will be talking musical memories.

And the festival is launched by Daisy Johnson, the youngest writer ever to be shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker prize.

So here are 13 events which are a must for anyone who loves a rattling good yarn.

Don’t miss…

Chris Mullin, Great Political Disasters I Have Known (And Some That I Didn’t)

Chris Mullin, Great Political Disasters I Have Known (And Some That I Didn’t)
Thu Mar 28 @ 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
St Peter’s School
York, YO30 6AB United Kingdom
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From the Poll Tax to Brexit, from Suez to Iraq, author, journalist and former Labour minister Chris Mullin discusses the great political disasters of the last century

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Mark Billingham, The Killing Habit

Mark Billingham, The Killing Habit
Sat Mar 30 @ 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm
The Centre @ Burnholme
Mossdale Avenue
York, YO31 0HA United Kingdom
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Join author Mark Billingham for an evening of all things crime fiction

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