The Litfest Big Read 2022


This year, we encouraged everyone to come together to read one of our two favourite recently published books as part of this year’s festival plans. The Big Read has now ended, but we’d still love you to read the books and let us know what you thought!

“I have always believed there is magic in libraries, this belief inspired ’The Girl Who Became A Tree’ a tale about journeys, about other worlds and those we miss and the power of books to bridge all three. I can’t wait to interact with readers as part of The Big Read” – Joseph Coelho

“To keep our bodies strong we eat and exercise, to keep our minds sharp we read and talk about what to read.” – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Borrow print or e-books from the library:

The Girl Who Became a Tree:

The First Woman:

The Litfest Big Read is supported by the Richard and Elizabeth Wilson Charitable Trust  and the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund.