Of course, the inaugural gathering would not have been complete without the author of the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Annie Barrows. Other featured authors have included Louis de Bernieres, and Michael Morpurgo.
It seems that the organisers have opted to go a biennial format with the next event scheduled for 2014.
Who? 2014 Kate Adie OBE, poet Luke Wright, curator and historian Dr Lucy Worsley and broadcaster and crime policy campaigner Nick Ross +
Four well known authors have been announced as guest speakers for Guernsey’s literary festival..
When? May 15th - 18th, 2014
How much? Check offical site
Previous Festivals? Louis de Bernieres, Michael Morpurgo: War Boy to War Horse, Emily Cockayne: A History of Neighbours, Annie Barrows, Tim Binding, Mary Horlock, Edward & Olivia Chaney and John Cooper Clark & more
Visitor Information? A heady mix of stunning scenery and the best of contemporary living, Guernsey is the perfect destination. Inspiring walks along the cliff paths, rambles through the rural interior or lazy days on the island's beautiful beaches, Guernsey has it all.
St Peter Port, the island's capital, is a bustling harbour town, a tapestry of architectural styles that tell the story of the region's changing fortunes. Here bistros, restaurants and boutiques jostle for your attention, while in the harbour ferries are readied to take you to the sister islands.
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