More names have been revealed for this year’s ninth Marlborough LitFest (28-30 September.) They include acclaimed novelist William Boyd, bestselling author Kate Mosse, historical fiction author Katie Hickman.
Marlborough LitFest 2018's programme adds Sir Max Hastings, Alan Johnson and motorcyclist Lois Pryce
Marlborough LitFest has announced 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 to be held over the last weekend in September.
Marlborough LitFest will return for its ninth year in 2018 over the weekend of September 28-30 and has announced that acclaimed author Rose Tremain will be this year’s Golding Speaker, opening the festival on Friday, September 28. She will be talking about her fiction and her latest book - which is a memoir.
Marlborough LitFest is a phenomenon - one of Marlborough's phenomena - this year's was certainly phenomenal. It caters for so many different interests, is especially keen to support younger readers - and it runs a café.
Marlborough LitFest takes special care to involve the children of the town and surrounding villages. They believe in a variation of a famous claim: give me a child that likes reading, and I will give you the adult who's still reading when they are old and grey.
Marlborough LitFest 2017 was no exception with a great variety of events and happenings for younger readers - of all ages.
The lovely new gallery space at the back of the White Horse Bookshop was full for Fiona Maddocks’ event at Marlborough LitFest on Saturday afternoon (September 30). It took the format of Desert Island Discs, with Genevieve Clarke, who is a member of the LitFest committee and the programme manager of the Reading Ahead scheme at the Reading Agency, as a suitably sympathetic interviewer.
REVIEW: Flagging up rising nationalism - capacity LitFest audience hears about flags' enduring power & their politics
If you've ever wondered why there are twelve stars on the European Union flag (it's actually the Council of Europe's flag) or mused over why there is a chakra wheel centred in the Indian flag or even why there is an AK 47 rifle on the Mozambican flag, then Tim Marshall's latest book Worth Dying For: the Power and Politics of Flags will provide you with all the answers and lots more too.
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