Friday, July 24th, 2015
Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Salley Vickers will be headlining the first night of Marlborough LitFest 2015 as this year’s Golding Speaker. The LitFest hosts an annual Golding Speaker to highlight Marlborough’s long connection with the Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize winner, William Golding, at an event sponsored by the William Golding estate. Past Golding Speakers have included Louis de Bernières, Fay Weldon and Harold Jacobson.
Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Illustration and Writing Competitions Ian Whybrow is coming to talk at this year’s Marlborough Literature Festival. Win two tickets to come and see him on Saturday 3rd October – the winners will also be presented with a book token. Under 8 year olds: Ian Whybrow is well known for his […]
Monday, May 18th, 2015
So the year is flying by and here on the LitFest Committee we have been elbow deep in books, wading our way through ideas for authors to approach for this year’s Festival in October. Although the hard work actually starts back in November when we bring together ideas of all the authors we’d love to […]
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Confirmed authors announced for the 2015 Marlborough LitFest include Alexander McCall Smith, Andrew O’Hagan, Adam Thorpe, John Crace and Jasper Fforde – joining award-winning novelist and poet Helen Dunmore, historical biographer and novelist Alison Weir and the broadcaster, arts critic, novelist and human rights journalist, Bidisha amongst others.
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
In partnership with The Reading Agency and World Book Night, we are pleased to announce another ‘Big Town Read’ will take place during the 2015 LitFest (2-4 October) with bestselling author, Rachel Joyce.
Saturday, February 21st, 2015
In the five years since the festival began we have been lucky enough to have some of the bright stars of the literary world : Howard Jacobson, Fay Weldon, Louis de Bernières, Margaret Drabble, Deborah Moggach, Iain Banks and Michael Frayn are a few that spring to mind, not forgetting poets Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and