Festival Brochure 2016


If you would like to download a PDF copy of our 2016 Festival Brochure, featuring a full list of Events and visiting Authors, please click the cover image or button below:

The 2016 Festival line-up includes:
Helen Rappaport, Marcus du Sautoy, Hilary Mantel, Tom Bower, Deborah Moggach, Virginia Baily, Jenny Balfour Paul, Alexandra Harris, Juliet Nicolson, Mike Brearley, Peter Snowdon, Jackie Kay, Andy Brown, Simon Garfield, Harry Parker, Peter Hanington, Tahmima Anam, Luke Harding, Shami Chakrabarti, Kate Summerscale, Mark Haddon, Helen Pearson, A.C. Grayling, Artemis Cooper, Helen Dunmore.

It’s hard to think it was nine months since we all sat in St Peter’s Church eagerly listening to Hilary Mantel read an extract from The Mirror & The Light, hearing Sarah Waters wax lyrical about her passion for Victorian literature then humming along to Ben Okri. Why not take a few minutes to relive the many highlights of 2015 with our Festival film? Click the image below …

This year’s Literary Festival dates are Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th September 2016, and we have a wonderful selection of novelists, biographers, scientists, historians, philosophers, poets and political broadcasters for you.