The King’s Lynn Literature Festivals are held during a single weekend in March (Fiction) and September (Poetry) each year. Their guiding principle, initiated by co-founder, the late George MacBeth, is to present some of the best of contemporary writers in a congenial and informal setting. You will see writers of international repute alongside new writers, from all age ranges and from locations across the world.
Each session lasts around 90 minutes, in two halves. During the interval, you can enjoy some refreshments while you browse the bookstall of works by the Festival’s authors – all of whom are happy to chat and sign their books.
When? March 13-15th March, 2020
Who? 2020 -Louise Doughty, Romesh Gunesekera, Jill Dawson, Louis de Bernières, Guinevere Glasfurd, Jeremy Cameron, Sophie Hannah, DJ Taylor, Rachel Hore
Where? Kings Lynn, Norfolk, King’s Lynn Town Hall on the Saturday Market Place
Festival Website: http://www.lynnlitfests.com
2019 – Simon Mawer (Prague Spring) and DJ Taylor (Rock and Roll Is Life), Lydia Syson (Mr Peacock’s Possessions), John Fuller (The Clock In The Forest), Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott (Swan Song),
John Lucas (The Hotel of Dreams and Other Stories), Monisha Rajesh, Robert Edric (Mercury Falling) and special guest Richard Blair, talking about life with his father, George Orwell.
2018 Peter Benson, Guinevere Glasfurd, Mark Illis, Rachel Crowther, Louis de Bernières, Rachel Hore, DJ Taylor +
2017 – Louis de Bernières, Yvvette Edwards, Robert Edric, Jemma Wayne, D J Taylor, Rachel Hore, Carol Birch+
2016- Simon Mawer, Sophie Hannah, DJ Taylor, Jonathan Smith, Patricia Duncker, James Wilson, Daisy Waugh.
2013 Rose Tremain, DJ Taylor, Rachel Hore, Alan Judd, Simon Mawer, Robert Edric, Liz Jensen Stephen May, John Lucas, Michael Holroyd
Previously: Penelope Lively, Dame Beryl Bainbridge, Sophie Hannah, D.J.Taylor, Professor Christopher Bigsby, Anthony Grey, Rachel Hore, Tessa West , Mark Illis, Jill Paton Walsh, Louis de Bernieres, Stephen May, Adam Thorpe, Nigel Williams, Beryl Bainbridge, DJ Taylor Lavinia Greenlaw, Justin Cartwright, Pauline Melville, Clare Morrall. D.J. Taylor, Rachel Hore, Sophie Hannah, Scarlett Thomas, Robert Edric, Paul Bailey, Lindsay Clarke, Christopher Bigsby, Robert Radcliffe, Roger Garfitt, Mark Illis, DJ Taylor, Carol Birch, Katy Darby, Jake Wallis Simons, Tom Phelan, Yvvette Edwards, Terri Armstrong, Andre Mangeot, Louisa Young