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As the Big Bookend hits Leeds for the fourth year, the regional press have been saying some lovely things about us.  

“a page-turner of a weekend.” The Yorkshire Evening Post. Click here for the full article.

“The spotlight is well and truly on new talent in this year’s Leeds Big Bookend Festival.” The Yorkshire Evening Post. Click here for the full article.

“aims to reflect the city’s cultural diversity and literary heritage.” The Yorkshire Post, Culture, May 22.

There’s an interview too with me, Festival Coordinator, Fiona Gell, for The State of the Arts. Click here for the full interview.



Photo by Steve Evans



Fiona Gell

Fiona is a lifelong reading enthusiast and book lover. Her career started as a bookseller and has never really veered away from the written and spoken word. It was a dream for her to be a founder member of The Leeds Big Bookend and the Northern Short Story Festival. She continues to be its Director.

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