Win a City of Literature Book Stack!
Book your tickets for the City of Literature Weekend and we’ll enter you into our book stack prize draw.

We’re putting the ‘literature’ in City of Literature Weekend!

All ticket holders for our events at the Norwich & Norfolk Festival will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a stack of books by festival authors!

The stack includes:

  • Lean Fall Stand by Jon McGregor
  • Past Lying by Val McDermid
  • Clear by Carys Davies
  • Queen MacBeth by Val McDermid
  • Poems as Friends, edited by Fiona Bennett & Michael Shaeffer
  • This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things by Naomi Wood
  • Uprooting by Marchelle Farrell
  • One Small Voice by Santanu Bhattacharya
  • Dispersals by Jessica J. Lee
  • Glorious Exploits by Ferdia Lennon
  • Grow Where They Fall by Michael Donkor
  • A Sign of Her Own by Sarah Marsh
  • The Modern Fairies by Clare Pollard


Want to win thirteen books from the dazzling authors who will be joining us in Norwich UNESCO City of Literature? Book your tickets here →


City of Literature is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by the National Centre for Writing.




Terms and Conditions

The City of Literature prize draw will run until 12noon on Sunday 26 May 2024. It is being administered by the National Centre for Writing (NCW) with support from Norfolk & Norwich Festival (NNF).

  1. You must be 16 or older and resident in the UK or ROI to enter.  If you are under 18, you must have permission from your parent or guardian to enter the prize draw, and you will need written parental permission to receive the prize.
  2. You cannot enter the prize draw if you or a member of your family is an employee of National Centre for Writing or Norfolk & Norwich Festival, or any other company connected with the prize draw.
  3. To enter, buy a ticket for any City of Literature weekend event or workshop at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2024. All ticket buyers will be automatically enrolled into the draw. One ticket booking transaction equals one entry. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person.
  4. You must prove that you have met the entry criteria if we ask you to. Failure to meet the entry criteria will result in an entry being invalid and/or forfeiture of any prize.
  5. The winner will receive a stack of books by writers featured across the City of Literature weekend. NCW reserves the right to choose which books are included in the prize draw, and titles cannot be swapped or requested. NCW also reserves the right to change the titles at any time.
  6. The winner will be chosen at random by a computer programme and contacted by the box office provider, Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
  7. We will notify the winner by email (using the details given when booking) within 14 days of the closing date.  Following such notification, the winners will have 14 days to claim their prize and provide NNF with the address to which the prize will be delivered.
  8. If we don’t get any response from a winner or receive confirmation of a delivery address or, if a winner is under 18, written parental permission to claim the prize, within 14 days of the notification that they have won, we can choose to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant chosen from the remaining valid entries and thereafter until a winner on these terms is found.
  9. We will post the prize to the winner within 14 days of the winner claiming their prize. We are not responsible for any prize which is lost, or which is delayed or damaged in transit.
  10. The prize is non-transferable.
  11. There is no cash alternative for any prize.
  12. The winner does not have to take up the prize if they don’t want to.
  13. To the extent permitted by law, NCW and NNF will have no liability for any claims, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with participation in this prize draw or the allocation or use of a prize.
  14. Incomplete or illegible entries or entries not in accordance with these terms and conditions will be rejected. We are not responsible for any wrongly completed, lost, damaged or delayed entries, or for any technical failures which stop you entering the prize draw.
  15. We will collect, store and process your personal data: (i) in order to run and administer the prize draw, (ii) for the purposes set out in NNF’s privacy policy.
  16. We may suspend, cancel or amend the prize draw at any time where it becomes reasonably necessary to do so.
  17. We may disqualify, without notice, any entrant and/or winner we reasonably believe has failed to meet the qualifying criteria, has acted fraudulently, tampered or attempted to tamper with the operation of the prize draw or is in breach of these terms and conditions.
  18. The prize draw and these terms and conditions are governed by English law, and any dispute between you and NCW/NNF arising out of or in connection with the prize draw, or these terms and conditions shall be dealt with exclusively by the English courts.
  19. NCW’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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