Summer literature line up

Enjoy reading? Here are 5 of this summer’s literary festivals to look forward to!

London Literature Festival

When? Monday 20 May 2013 – Sunday 8 September 2013

Where? Southbank Centre, London

Highlights include: Launch of this years’ Poems On The Underground, Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveller’s Wife) discusses her work as an author, poetry readings from Sylvia Plath’s final manuscript, Ariel. 

Hay Festival

When?  Thursday 23 May – Sunday 2 June 2013

Where? Hay-on-Wye, Wales

Highlights include: Interview with the winner of the International Man Booker Prize 2013, lecture on illustration for the greatest chilren’s writer, Roald Dahl, by Quentin Blake; as well as a host of workshops and readings


When?  Thursday 18 July – Sunday 21 July 2013

Where? Southwold, Suffolk

Highlights include: Poets Carol Ann Duffy and Murray Lachlan Young,  and journalist Germaine Greer and screenwriter Jeremy Dyson headline the spoken word and literary stages respectively.

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

When?  Thursday 18 July – Sunday 21 July 2013

Where? Harrogate

Highlights include: In honour of the 60th anniversary of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, 15 authors will be hosting a Bond themed murder mystery dinner; crime writer Ruth Rendell will be interviewed by Jeanette Winterson.

The Telegraph “Ways With Words” Festival

When? Friday 5 July – Monday 15 July 2013

Where? Dartington Hall, Devon

Highlights include: Author Tony Hawks will be discussing the difficulties of transforming books into films; and Tracy Chevalier (Girl With a Pearl Earring) will be lecturing on her new historical novel, The Last Runaway, which was published earlier this year.

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