A literary festival in the gorgeous English town of Bath presenting a mix of local, national and international writers. Starting in 1995, the Bath Literature Festival has become a well established ten days of literary events, encompassing writing in all its forms. The festival is fast gaining a reputation for presenting the very best in local, national and international writers to an ever-increasing audience. The Festival takes place in late February/early March in Bath city centre.
When? Friday 26 February – Sunday 6 March 2016
Where? Various venues in Bath City Centre, County Somerset, England
Who? 2016 - Joan Bakewell, Vince Cable +
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Festival website : Bath Literature Festival
Previous Festivals ?
2015 Authors: Kazuo Ishiguro, Rachel Cusk and David Nicholls, Mary Portas, Alastair Campbell, the fabulous Austentatious and Simon Schama. Jon Snow returns to chair ‘The American Dream is Dead’ debate withJustin Webb, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and more. Melvyn Bragg, Jonathan Dimbleby, Kate Tempest and friends pay tribute to Ted Hughes (whose sold out event at the 1995 festival was one of his last major public appearances). Sarah Brown, wife of former PM Gordon, Polly Toynbee and Xiaolu Guo plus Omid Djalili andHelen Lederer at the Great Big Comedy Night. Plus Richard Madeley interviews Judy Finnigan, Celia Imrie, Annette Badland and Kate Mosse, Elif Shafak, Lynne Truss and many more …
In 2014 One-off public lecture by the unmissable, always controversial Germaine Greer. See sport legend Henry Blofeld up close and personal in the Forum. Enjoy former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams’ moving take on Tolstoy. Catch Alain de Botton, Jon Snow and Jonathan Dimbleby live in an exclusive debate about the changing role of news in our lives. Be first in line for our comedy headliner and Mock the Week regular Mark Watson. See an improvised Jane Austen novel created before your eyes at the sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show Austentatious
Previous: J.K. Rowling, Hilary Mantel, P.D. James, Kate Mosse, Pat Barker, Harriet Walter, Darcey Bussell, Sandi Toksvig, Robert Fisk, Gavin Esler, A.N. Wilson, Allan Little, Ben Goldacre and many more. 2013 Programme
Hisham Matar, Ian Kershaw, Stella Rimmington, Alain de Botton, Claire Tomalin, Tony Parsons, Nadine Gordimer, Sadie Jones and Adam Foulds - Sarah Hall- Pulitzer Winner Junot Diaz - Commonwealth Writers Winner Lloyd Jones - Orange Prize Winner Rose Tremain- Tariq Ali -Joanna Trollope -Terry Pratchett - Wendy Cope - Alexander McCall Smith - Martin Amis - Linda Grant - Emmanuel Jal- Thomas Howard Jacobson, Kazuo Ishiguro, Andrea Levy, David Starkey, Amanda Vickery, Louis de Benieres, Salley Vickers, Helen Dunmore, Joseph O' Conner and moreBuergentahal- Yasmin Hai -
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