Where are they now? Wordpool edition…

Wordpool Festival 2017 is going to be slightly different this year, with four mini festivals taking place throughout the year. We’ll be launching our brand new Festival of Written Word at the end of March- planning is already underway to secure great names to add to our growing list of accomplished authors that have visited Wordpool Festival over the years!

We thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and see what some of the Wordpool authors are getting up to…

blood_card_gold_foil-wpcf_275x415-1Elly Griffiths is a firm Wordpool Festival favourite, attending both Wordpool Festival 2013 & 2015, she drew in big crowds on each occasion. The Crime Reading Group based at Central Library eagerly anticipate her latest novels to discuss at their groups-  & they’re really looking forward to discussing her latest, The Blood Card.
Elly recently won the CWA Dagger in the Library award, congratulations!
The Blood Card was released on 3 November 2016, you can reserve it by logging onto the Blackpool Library catalogue.



Back in 2015, Andrew Michael Hurley launched his debut novel The Loney at Wordpool Presents… Since then, The Loney has flown off Blackpool Libraries shelves, winning the 2015 Costa Book Awards First Novel Award and the British Book Awards Book of the Year 2016.
You can borrow The Loney from any Blackpool library or reserve it online on the Blackpool library catalogue.



Emma Healey
first tugged on our heartstrings in 2014 when she visited Wordpool Festival having just released her first book, Elizabeth is Missing. We all completely devoured the book in preparation for her visit and made it our Wordpool Twitter Book Club choice- we loved it. Elizabeth is Missing has since won the 2014 Costa Book Awards First Novel Award and been nominated for many more.
Not read Elizabeth is Missing? We recommend you do, you can borrow it from any Blackpool Library or reserve it for collection on the Blackpool library catalogue.



It’s no secret that we love all of Dan Worsley‘s children’s books & wewere honoured to launch his first book ‘Impossible Tales’ in 20
15 on National Libraries Day. Dan is a regular visitor to all Blackpool libraries and  is consistently met with enthralled children at all of his events. Dan is now on his third book, Eric Appleby: Zero to Hero.

You can grab any of Dan’s books from Blackpool libraries. Buying his book? Be sure to look out for him in our libraries for a chance to get it signed!


Keep your eyes peeled for announcements about the Wordpool Festival of Written Word! Be sure to sign up to our email updates to get updates straight to your inbox.

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