The Big Town Read is back for this year's festival by popular demand - giving local book clubs the chance to read the chosen author's book in advance of the LitFest
Fiona Reynolds' message will chime with many people who live in and around Marlborough and enjoy its special countryside. She will be part of a new venture, quite separate from the main festival weekend, that Marlborough LitFest is arranging to celebrate June's start of summer with a day devoted to
Marlborough LitFest has announced more names for its 2017 line-up in its eighth year (28 September – 1 October, 2017), including BBC Security correspondent, Frank Gardner, Graeme McCrae Burnet, local crime writer Jon Stock, as well as a talk hosted by the William Golding Estate.
Self will be this year’s Golding Speaker, talking about his latest novel, Phone – due out later this year – on Friday, September 29 at Marlborough Town Hall.
Marlborough LitFest 2016 featured one real novelty in its pleasing mix of literary styles and books for all ages: a sonnet competition attached firmly to the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
The challenge for entrants - one section for adults and another for under-nineteen year-olds - was to 'write
America 2029, one hundred years after the start of the Great Depression: in Lionel Shriver's latest novel we fast forward thirteen years from now to the near future and to a world where the American President has renounced the national debt, the Mexicans have built a wall to keep out
"2016", LitFest's Chair Jan Williamson tells Marlborough.News, "has been our best LitFest so far. We’ve had bigger audiences and several complete sell-outs. For the first time, we’ve had events for every age group from Under 5s to over 90s!"
- Simon Russell Beale comes to the Marlborough LitFest - as he prepares to play Prospero at Stratford
- LitFest 2016 launched at White Horse bookshop
- We Need to Talk About Kevin author confirmed as Golding Speaker
- The search is on for the Bard of Marlborough
- Brewin Dolphin’s word to LitFest is good for three years
- Big Town Read author named as Elizabeth Buchan
- War Horse author among top names at Marlborough Literature Festival
- Marlborough LitFest gets out into Savernake Forest to watch and listen for birds
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- Marlborough’s sixth Literature Festival opens in a blaze of publicity
- Review: Marlborough Literature Festival: Why do we read? It’s not as simple as you think, suggests Golding Speaker
- Sixth formers to replace established author on LitFest bill
- PREVIEW: In Conversation gives audience the chance to hear from two debut novelists
- Top literary prize placing for Marlborough LitFest author
- Supporters and sponsors celebrate the launch of Marlborough LitFest 2015
- TV greats to discuss Wolf Hall at Marlborough Literature Festival
- Milo gets the 17th Century Experience at Marlborough Literature Festival
- LitFest’s Golding Speaker: Louis de Bernières introduces a full house to his poetry - and his sense of humour
- The upside of corruption: Renaissance writer Sarah Dunant at Marlborough Literature Festival