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Brilliant debut novelists at this year’s LitFest

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Both extremely talented authors with very different stories to tell; we are pleased to introduce you to Adelle Stripe and Mick Kitson, the brilliant debut novelists who will be joining us at Marlborough LitFest this year.

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Alan Johnson

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Grab a cup of tea and sit down to enjoy the tales of Alan Johnson, former Labour MP, author and latest addition to Marlborough LitFest 2018!

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New authors confirmed for 2018 line-up including William Boyd and Kate Mosse.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

More names announced for this year’s ninth Marlborough LitFest include acclaimed novelist William Boyd, bestselling author Kate Mosse, historical fiction author, Katie Hickman, as well as annual Festival events: the Translation Duel and Hiscox Debut Authors.    William Boyd Acclaimed contemporary novelist William Boyd has a new book, Love is Blind, set at the end […]

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Bestsellers confirmed for LitFest 2018

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Marlborough LitFest is delighted to announce that bestselling military historian Max Hastings, author and ex-MP Alan Johnson, and travel writer Lois Pryce will be joining 2018 Golding Speaker, Rose Tremain, at this year’s ninth Festival from 28 – 30 September.

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Rose Tremain to be the 2018 Golding Speaker

Friday, February 16th, 2018

We are thrilled to have Rose Tremain as the 2018 Golding Speaker opening the Festival on 28 September.

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Blog – Gained in Translation or Found in Translation? Which do you prefer? by Mike Polack

Monday, November 13th, 2017

This year’s LitFest innovation, the Translation Duel, engaged, fascinated and entertained its audience.

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Blog – What the LitFest means to Marlborough by John Sykes

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

In the eight years since the first Literature Festival, it has matured from small beginnings into a much-anticipated event of substance and reputation which has become an integral part of our cultural calendar. It has kept faith with its founding mantra, the celebration of fine writing, in contrast to many literature festivals which are not […]

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LitFest 2017 – a Feast of Words and Fun

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Thank you to those who came to Marlborough LitFest 2017 – we had an amazing few days and hope that you did too.

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Children dressed as wild things and roaring

What a rumpus….

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Over 270 local primary school children danced and flash mobbed their way through Marlborough on Thursday 28 September to kick off the Marlborough LitFest!

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Blog – Inside the Green Room by Ellen Prockter

Monday, September 25th, 2017

What exactly is a Green Room? Chambers defines it as: ‘n. in a theatre, a room for actors to relax or entertain guests in, etc’. If we substitute authors for actors, that is a reasonable definition of the Marlborough LitFest Green Room. But why Green? Lost in history apparently, although one theory is that it […]

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