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 of the 19th century and following the fortunes of a young Scottish musician across Paris, St Petersburg and Edinburgh.

Saturday 29 September, Marlborough Town Hall.







Kate Mosse

Bestselling author and co-founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kate Mosse will talk about the first novel in her new historical series, set in 16th century Languedoc, The Burning Chambers.

Saturday 30 September, Marlborough Town Hall.








Katie Hickman

Katie Hickman blends historical fiction with thriller in her new novel, The House at Bishopsgate, the final book in her trilogy set in 17th century London.

Saturday 29 September, The White Horse Bookshop.








Translation Duel

Back by popular demand, The Translation Duel, chaired by editor and translator Danny Hahn, along with two French translators.

Sunday 30 September, Marlborough Town Hall.