LitFest Goes Wild

As a literature festival set in a beautiful region of the UK, we’re celebrating the start of summer with four inspirational writers who will be speaking at The White Horse Bookshop on 3 June.

This is a new venture for LitFest, separate from the main festival weekend, and made possible by our lead sponsors, Brewin Dolphin.

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October 3, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Asylum and Exile

Bidisha is a British Indian writer, broadcaster and journalist. She is a great friend and supporter of Marlborough LitFest.

Her interests lie predominantly in international affairs, social justice, human rights and travel. Her fifth book is entitled Asylum and Exile: The Hidden Voices of London. It is based on months of research into the lives of those fleeing violence and seeking refuge in the UK. Often professional people but without papers authorising them to work, many must now subsist on five pounds a day doing illegal, unseen and dangerous work.

Bidisha began writing for national publications at the age of fourteen soon adding i-D, Dazed and Confused, and NME to her CV. She signed a £15,000 book deal with Harper Collins at sixteen and her first novel was published at eighteen while studying at Oxford.

Bidisha’s TV and radio appearances have included The Big Questions, Newsnight Review, Sunday Morning Live, Woman’s Hour, Front Row, Night Waves and The Word.

Bidisha will be interviewed by John Crace.


October 3, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


St Marys Church Hall
St Marys Church