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The Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival is an exciting mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour. When? Sunday, 26th April until 4th May, 2014 Where? Stratford Upon Avon Who? 2014 Baroness Shirley Williams, Val McDermid, Chris Beardshaw, Rachel Joyce, Gerald Seymour, Joanne Harris, Hugh Pym, Gavin Esler. More
StAnza -The only regular festival dedicated to poetry in Scotland in the old university town, St. Andrew, March 5-9, 2014 More
NEW - Daunt Books Festival - A delightfully potent line-up bodes well for this inaugural event - a fine way to keep independent book shops front and centre. When? 27- Friday 28 March, 2014 Where? Daunt Books, 83 Marylebone High St, London W1U 4QW Who? Adam Phillips, Maggie O'Farrell, Claire Tomalin, Michael Morpurgo, Sebastian Barry More
NEW - 2014 sees the inaugural Winchester Poetry Festival.When? 12-14 September, 2014 Where? Winchester, Hampshire Who? 2014 Writers taking part include Michael Longley, David Constantine, Edna Longley, Patience Agbabi. More
Beyond the Border Wales International Storytelling Festival takes is a three-day festival of stories and music from Wales and across the world. When? 4 -6 July, 2014 Where? St Donats Castle, on the Vale of Glamorgan Coast. MoreCheltenham Poetry Festival - A relaxed and fun festival started- up by Anna Saunders in 2010. Events take place in various atmospheric venues around town, the whole providing a platform for some of the nation's most entertaining performance poets.When? 26 March - 6 April, 2014 Who? IN 2014: Ash Dickenson, Baranaby Eaton-Jones, Dizraeli and the Small Gods. Check out some of the previous performers videos More
The first Purbeck Literary Festival takes place February 17th -March 2nd, 2014. Romantic novelist Katie Fforde, Young Sherlock Holmes author Andrew Lane (see video interview) and Bournemouth-based writer Tricia Walker will be among those taking part. 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. MoreSurrey New Writers Festival- Lively panel discussions, invaluable industry insights, performance poetry and the launch of a new video game are just some of the exciting features on offer at this year’s Surrey New Writers Festival. When? Saturday 15 March 2014, 1am to 9pm Where? The Glass Room, G Live, London Rd, Guildford, Surrey more
Huddersfield Literature Festival has secured funding for 2014 and will take place March 6- 16, 2014. More
The Chipping Norton Literary Festival takes place in Oxfordshire between 18th -23rd, April 2013. 50+ authors, publishers, booksellers and literary agents. More
The King's Lynn Fiction Literature Festival - 14-16 March, 2014 More
Oswestry LitFest - An eclectic, eccentric and engaging celebration of words written, spoken and sung - featuring the inaugural Wilfred Owen Lecture. When? Friday 14th March - Monday 24th March 2014 Where? Oswestry, Shropshire, England, UK Who? Jon Ronson, Martin Bell OBE, Carole Matthews, Aline Templeton MoreBodmin Moor Poetry Festival- Four days of packed readings, workshops, talks, music, exhibitions, film and theatre from the best of contemporary poets. When? 30 May - 2 June 2014 Where? Sterts Arts Centre, Upton Cross, near Liskeard, Cornwall Who?Louis de Bernieres, Gillian Clarke, Menna Elfyn, Professor Philip Gross ). More
York Literature Festival - 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. 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 ( see video interview), Booker winner Eleanor Catton see (video interview), 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
Colonsay Book Festival - A small but always quality group of mostly Scotttish authors gather to entertain in this lovely location. When? 26th - 27th, April 2014. More
Oundle Literary Festival events spread out over the year with the exception of Kids Lit Week 10th -14th March, 2014. More
Chipping Camden Literature Festival - 2014 will be the fifth time around for the festival . When? 6th -11th May, 2014 Where? Chipping Camden, North Cotswolds. 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
Eastbourne Book Fest - Formerly known as Eastbourne Writes, three days takes place in various venues around town. Readings, creative writing workshops, illustration workshops, book making workshops, writing competition, glass fiction, with a collectors item programme. When? May 30th – June 1st 2014 More
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Kate Atkinson - Ros Weston - Hilary Mantel -Alison McQueen - Tony Flowers, Illustrator - Susan Raven - William Pryor - Diane Lucas - Ian Rankin - David Attenborough - Kate Atkinson - Margaret Atwood - Malorie Blackman,
Dr Martin Cole writes and illustrates in the mystery-adventure-sci.fi-thriller genre, basing his work on historical and scientific facts. Through magazine feature articles and three novels to date, he brings an entertaining and often humorous touch. More
Lucienne Boyce's first published novel, To The Fair Land (2012) is set in the eighteenth century . More
James Crowden is an author and poet living in Somerset who, before becoming a full time writer, worked for 20 years as a shepherd, sheep shearer, cider maker and forester. His non-fiction work & poetry focuses on the West Country with one of his works, In Time of Flood, rather pertinent given the recent weather. More
Catherine Fisher's 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 . More
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
Every year, hundreds of writers and other literary professionals around the world are imprisoned, prosecuted, persecuted, attacked, threatened, forced into exile or even murdered as a result of their work. English PEN’s International Campaigns seek to defend and support these writers and their families, and to help bring about the necessary changes to make the freedom to write a reality around the world.
English PEN’s International Campaigns are led by the Writers at Risk Committee (formerly the Writers in Prison Committee), founded in 1960 and now one of the world’s longest running campaigns for free expression. The work is co-ordinated by their office-based Campaigns Team and informed by the research of PEN International. Join Enlish Pen today to support this invauable work.
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Australian Independent Booksellers have announced their Shortlist for The INDIE Awards 2014. MoreThe American Library Association (ALA) has announced the winners of the 2014 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator More
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The Shock of the Fall by debut author and mental health nurse, Nathan Filer, has beaten bestselling novelist Kate Atkinson to win the title of 2013 Costa Book of the Year. The Shock of the Fall tells the story of Matthew and Simon, two brothers who are separated yet united by a tragic accident. More
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