Book Festival artists in finals for South Bank Sky Arts Awards

Two artists who are part of this year's Derby Book Festival have been shortlisted for categories in the prestigious South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Ben Dole, Artistic Director of dance company, Lost Dog, is nominated in the Dance category for Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me), which he will perform at Bondholder Déda on Thursday 9th June at 7:30pm. Tickets cost £12/£10, click here to buy.

Derby-born author Sunjeev Sahota is nominated in the Literature category for his Man Booker-shortlisted second novel The Year of the Runaways. Sunjeev will be joining an event sponsored by Bondholder Freeths at QUAD on 6th June at 6pm. Tickets cost £8/£6, click here to buy.

Winners for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards will be announced during Derby Book Festival on 5th June.