Rebecca Wilkie

Senior Programme Manager (Festivals & Events) at New Writing North and Director of Durham Book Festival

Rebecca Wilkie has twenty years of experience working in the literature sector. She leads on New Writing North’s festivals and events programme, including the Durham Book Festival which takes place each October, the Gordon Burn Prize and a growing programme of literature activity in Newcastle upon Tyne.  Rebecca joined New Writing North in 2012 having previously worked for national reading charity Book Trust and at literary agency The Agency (London) Ltd. She has a BA in English from University College London and an MLitt in English (specialising in Children’s Literature) from Newcastle University.