Dates and details of over 300 Literary Festivals throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and Australia. Providing results from 250 Book Award and details of 1800+ authors. Thank you all for your support over the last six years. Wishing all a happy festive season. Back for more in 2014.
Cambridge Wintery Wordfest - Novelists Margaret Drabble, Lionel Shriver, Jonathan Coe and Sarah Dunant; explorer Ranulph Fiennes; historians David Reynolds and Peter Stanford; politician and writer Douglas Hurd; this year’s Orwell Prize winner A.T. Williams; UK Sports Writer of the Year David Walsh; memoirist Damian Barr; film critic Barry Norman; Downton Abbey experts Jessica Fellowes and Liz Trubridge; chroniclers of the roaring ‘20s Sarah Churchwell and Judith Mackrell; Melissa Bennand Alison Wolf discussing the resurgence of feminism; and John Sutherland helping us all to feel well read. When? December 1, 2013 Where? Cambridge at the historic ADC Theatre and the University's McCrum and Babbage lecture theatres More
The first Purbeck Literary Festival takes place February 17th -March 2nd, 2014, which we think makes it the first Literary Festival of the 2014 season! Romantic novelist Katie Fforde, Young Sherlock Holmes author Andrew Lane and Bournemouth-based writer Tricia Walker will be among those taking part in a wide programme of events. Organisers are hoping it will become a regular date on the festival scene. Hurrah to that. When? February 17 - March 2, 2014 Where? Purbeck, Dorset
Beyond the Border Wales International Storytelling Festival takes is a three-day festival of stories and music from Wales and across the world. 2014 sees the event celebrate it's 21st birthday with a feast of storytelling, poetry, music, singing, theatre, circus, puppets, films and much more. The mediaeval castle of St Donat’s, overlooks the beautiful Glamorganshire coast. When? 4 -6 July, 2014 Where? St Donats Castle, on the Vale of Glamorgan Coast. More
LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival: Reflections 2014 will explore the distinctive qualities of both the social sciences' and literature's approach to understanding the world around us, and our place within it, including reflections on war and peace (and the WW1 centenary), on language, metaphor and knowledge, and on the contemporary world and the new generation. When? 25 February - 1 March, 2014 Where? The London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London,
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York Literature Festival - A festival in one of the UK's most beautiful cities. In 2014 the festival returns for its seventh outing and includes author events, storytelling, theatre, cinema and loads more. There is also a guided tour of York’s sites of literary merit. Champion of poetry and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please, Roger McGough, has been booked for 28th March. When? 20th - 24 March , 2014 More
The Laugharne Weekend - A music and literary gathering in the small West Wales town of Laugharne. A cool mix of edgy musicians, supporting a caste of excellent authors, make this one one the quirkier festivals on the circuit. When? Weekend April 4-6 , 2014 Who? 2014 - Christopher Brookmyre, Eleanor Catton, Mark Lewisohn and Nadifa Mohamed . More
Hexham Book Festival blends words, stories and ideas and offers a mixed bag of literary delights for all ages. 2014 will be the ninth time the event has taken place. When? 28th April to 8th May More
The Essex Book Festival in March every year right across the county including Southend and Thurrock. Events take place in all sorts of venues, including libraries, schools, universities and theatres - More
Bath Literature Festival - A literary festival in the gorgeous English town of Bath presenting a mix of local, national and international writers. Starting in 1995, the event presents ten days of literary events, encompassing writing in all its forms. When? February 28 - March 9, 2014 More
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Over 350 writers flock to the famous university city to discuss affairs literary, political, historical, environmental and culinary - to name just a few - for the eight-day Oxford Literary Festival, hosted by the atmospheric Christ Church College with its Tudor hall and cloisters. When? 22-30 March, 2014. More
Hay Festival was founded around a kitchen table in 1987 and continues to attract the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain. For 10 days in May, Hay is full of stories, ideas, laughter and music. Still the best literary festival in the country? When? 22 May–1 June, 2014. More
600+ authors attend of the oldest and best loved literature festivals in the world, lectures, poetry readings, children's events, interviews, storytelling, book groups, writing workshops, education projects, live literature. Over 100,000 tickets sell for the ten day event. As big as it gets. When? October 3-12, 2014. More
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It’s that kind of intersection, between literature and science. Things that meet, conjoin, dance, rebound, explode. ReadMaybe Of Cabbages and King’s - Journal of King’s English Literary Society?
The main aim of this biennially published magazine is to inform foreign publishers, literary agents and translators about trends in Danish literature and publicise sources of literature funding available from The Danish Arts Council. Read the Autumn IssueHow About P-oint 2 - Poetry, Short stories & Art
Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature - Munro was dubbed by the judges as a "master of the contemporary short story" and is the first Canadian writer to receive the prestigious $US1.2 million award since Saul Bellow, who won in 1976 and left for the US as a boy. Browse Munro's Books
Malala Yousafzai Wins EU Human Rights Award - The 16-year-old has come to global attention, campaigning for female education in the country, in the face of violent fundamentalism. Her book, I am Malala, has been published simultaneously in 21 countries, including Pakistan.
Donal Ryan has been named the winner of the 2013 Guardian First Book Award, in association with Waterstones, for his debut novel, The Spinning Heart.
Ryan's book - published by Doubleday Ireland - is set in the aftermath of the financial collapse. The story is told from the points of view of 21 people struggling to get by in a rural village in contemporary south-west Ireland. More
The winner of Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award is The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone, Transworld/ Bantam Press; Little, Brown.
Lucienne Boyce's first published novel, To The Fair Land (2012) is set in the eighteenth century and was selected for inclusion in the Locally Sourced events at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival of Literature.
She has recently published a history book called The Bristol Suffragettes and is currently working on a murder mystery set in the 1790s. More
Michael Morpurgo has a gift for magical storytelling, and his books also often tackle social issues. Out of the Ashes (2001), for example, is about the foot and mouth crisis. His most popular books include Why the Whales Came (1985), which was made into a film starring Helen Mirren; King of the Cloud Forests (1988), which won the Cercle D'Or Prix More
Sarah Holding is the author of the Seabean Triology an adventure series for children aged 8-14. The first of the series, SeaBean has been published with the others, SeaRise and SeaWar on their way in 2014.
In a lovely touch, literally,the cover of SeaBean is heat sensitive and leaves an impression of a hand when pressed - a lovely idea given the book has an climate change/environmental theme. More
J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 74 languages, and have been turned into . More
Catherine Fisher - is an acclaimed poet and novelist. She has appeared at the Cheltenham, Bath, Edinburgh and Hay Literary festivals, and is an experienced broadcaster and adjudicator. Her novel Incarceron, set in a futuristic living prison,was the Times Children's Book of the Year. Together with its sequel Sapphique, it spent six weeks in the New York Times bestseller list. It is now in development for a major motion picture. More
Involution- An Odyssey Reconciling Science to God - P.A. Rees Involution is written as an epic poem charting the history of scientific thought. In nine Cantos, the work retakes the story of evolution from pre-human increasing complexity to early man’s emergence on the Serengeti. From the recorded civilisations of Greece and Rome, on through the Dark Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and finally to the world of modern science; we reach the dissolving world of insufficient matter. Involution has taken us back to the origins of conceptual thought, mirrored in its absorption with creation’s beginning and ultimate particles. Read More
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