Rankin, Duffy and Harris: three big name signings for LitFest 2019 - authors of three enticing books
September will see the tenth edition of Marlborough LitFest (26-29 September) and the organisers are collecting a stellar cast of authors and poets to mark this tenth anniversary.
An impassioned plea for freedom & justice: Ben Okri to be Marlborough LitFest 2019’s Golding Speaker
This year Marlborough LitFest celebrates its tenth year - bringing authors, discussion and events to the town from 26-29 September. They have announced their first major booking: this year’s Golding Speaker is the Man Booker Prize-winning author, Ben Okri.
LitFest Reviews - Chapter Six: Jon Stock's writing workshop for the next generation of thriller writers
Jon Stock, who also writes as JS Monroe, gave a masterclass in the art of thriller writing on Sunday morning for a group of 14-18 year olds at the College as part of the Marlborough Litfest programme (September 30).
Litfest Reviews – Chapter Five: How motorcyclist Lois Pryce found out that “Iran is a nation of extroverts”
When travel writer, journalist and motorcyclist Lois Pryce told her friends and family that she was planning to undertake a 3000-mile motorbike journey across Iran, she received an overwhelming response – “Iran? What do you want to go there for?”
Novelist William Boyd described his working practice as a writer to a packed Marlborough LitFest audience in the Memorial Hall on Saturday evening (September 29).
LitFest Reviews - Chapter Three: How Alan Johnson missed out on rock stardom - but his life has been full of music
There's a clue to the theme of Alan Johnson's fourth book of memoirs in the titles of the first three volumes - they all come from Beatles songs: This Boy, Please, Mister Postman and The Long and Winding Road.
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- Chapter Three-and-a-half - David Walliams in Marlborough : a ‘totally awesome’ LitFest occasion
- LitFest Reviews - Chapter Two: Rose Tremain and Amy Sackville
- LitFest Reviews - Chapter One: Michael Symmons Roberts' poetry reading
- Opening day of Marlborough LitFest: the Big School Read with Tamsyn Murray
- A hundred primary school children open Marlborough LitFest with High Street fairy tales
- Schoolchildren to launch 2018 Marlborough LitFest with pop-up fairy tales in the High Street
- The Man Booker Prize is 50 years old - you can help choose the best ever winner at Marlborough LitFest
- Author William Boyd at the Marlborough LitFest: his reading list gives extra context to his new novel
- Have motorcycle - will travel - & write about it : after her ride around Iran, Lois Pryce comes to Marlborough LitFest
- Vietnam War - here Julian Pettifer tells how it was reported & at Marlborough LitFest how historian Max Hastings records its 'epic tragedy'
- Amy Sackville's novel tells how Velázquez achieved his portraits, became painter to Philip IV & his bizarre court - you can hear her at Marlborough LitFest
- LitFest 2018: Tim Dee on nature writing with a difference: "Gnashing of teeth is important, but poems are too"
- 1918 - the last year of the 'Great War': Marlborough LitFest guest tells its story in the words of those who fought
- They queued for LitFest tickets to make sure of an audience with David Walliams
- Wednesday: Marlborough LitFest tickets go on sale - including David Walliams' TWO sessions
- Marlborough LitFest announces an extra appearance by David Walliams - plus The Oldie comes to town with a literary lunch
- Wow! Stand back grown-ups: David Walliams heads Marlborough LitFest children's programme
- Chris Cleave to be talk of the town: book for Marlborough LitFest’s Big Town Read is announced
- Marlborough LitFest 2018: major contributors William Boyd, Kate Mosse & Katie Hickman are announced
- Marlborough LitFest 2018's programme adds Sir Max Hastings, Alan Johnson and motorcyclist Lois Pryce