The Aldeburgh Literary Festival was started in 2002 by the John and Mary James of The Aldeburgh Bookshop. It has featured an extraordinary variety of talks, from the local to the global, the serious to the hilarious, the scientific to the philosophical. The Festival is proud to be located in Aldeburgh at the Jubilee Hall delights in the fact that the audience fills the streets of Aldeburgh with visitors and conversation in a winter weekend. The intimate atmosphere makes it very special. It is a completely independent Literary Festival receiving no grants or sponsorship.
When? The 16th Aldeburgh Literary Festival will take place on Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th March 2017
Who? 2017 TBA
Festival Website: The Aldeburgh Literary Festival
Enquiries on 01728 452587
The event is run by The Aldeburgh Bookshop which has been in business for nearly 60 years.The owners..
Previous festivals :
2016- Jonathan Dimbleby , Frances Wilson +
2015 Max Hastings, Kate Mosse, Helen Macdonald , Kate Charlton-Jones, Simon Winder+
2014 - Lucinda Lambton - Patrick Gale on novels and mothers - Alan Powers on Eric Ravilious - Frances Welch on Rasputin - Professor Mark Miodownik on Stuff Matters - Patrick Marnham on Snake Dance - Sarah Dunant on Blood and Beauty, a Novel of the Borgias - Charles Moore on Margaret Thatcher - Peter Hennessy: Distilling the Frenzy--Writing the History of One’s own Times - Hermione Lee on Penelope Fitzgerald - Jon Canter and John Lloyd: The Life and Works of Douglas Adams - Tom Holland In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World - Miranda Seymour: Noble Endeavours: The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in Many Stories - Professor John Mullan: What Matters in Jane Austen—Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved - Nicholas Shakespeare: Priscilla: the Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France
Michael Holroyd, Alexander McCall Smith, Margaret Drabble, ,Sebastian Faulks, Nigel Lawson, Harry Eyres, Irene Noel Baker, Paul Binski, Frances Spalding, Anthea Bell, Anatole Kaletsky, Ferdinand Mount, Edward Lucas, Mary Dejevsky, Justin Marozzi.
Two Nobel Literary Prize winners, Harold Pinter and Doris Lessing, Michael Frayn, Alan Bennett, A. S. Byatt, Julian Barnes, Will Self, Richard Dawkins and Matt Ridley
Charles Moore described the festival in his Spectator diary as 'quite the nicest literary festival' (click here to see the full entry). Charles Allen wrote that he and his wife had 'been to many literary festivals but I can honestly say that Aldeburgh's combination of bracing sea air, intimacy and intellectual sharpness puts it at the very top of our list.'
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