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Big Town Read 2015 – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

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.

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Great writing – our rationale

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

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Competition Winners

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

We are delighted to announce the winners of our illustration and writing competitions for children. Once again we have had some excellent work submitted.

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For lovers of international literature and language

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Acclaimed Brazilian author Paulo Scott is touring the UK and USA to publicise his book, Nowhere People. He is appearing at Marlborough LitFest with his translator, Daniel Hahn, and his publisher to discuss the book and the ups and downs of publishing foreign translations in the UK.

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Caroline Lawrence Roman Mysteries

Children’s series the Roman Mysteries and PK Pinkerton come to LitFest!

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Come and meet Caroline Lawrence, million selling author of the Roman Mysteries and PK Pinkerton Western Mysteries series.

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2014 LitFest Competition Details – for 5-8s, 9-11s, under 16s & adults!

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Once again we are running illustration and writing competitions for children and, for the first time, a fiction writing competition for adults.

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Launch of the Big Town Read 2014

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Marlborough LitFest in partnership with The Reading Agency are giving away copies of Sathnam Sanghera’s first book, The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton, as part of World Book Night on 23 April and to launch the LitFest’s ‘Big Town Read’ during its weekend festival in September 25-28.

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First Authors Named for Fifth Annual Marlborough LitFest 2014

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Marlborough LitFest is delighted to announce its first confirmed authors for this year’s festival, taking place 25-28 September, 2014, including Louis de Bernières, Jenny Uglow, AC Grayling, Nina Stibbe, and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. The programme is currently being put together with a diverse selection of speakers throughout the festival weekend, featuring children’s […]

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Latest LitFest newsletter

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Welcome to 2014 and a taste of the treats in store at our fifth LitFest

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2013 Children’s Writing Competition Winners

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The results of the two children’s writing competitions are in! Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to the winners, Liam Moore-Bethel and Eloise Martin. Their work and that of the runners-up are published here.

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