Literary festivals

Article image
Stormzy and Tracey Emin join Hay festival 2023 lineup
The UK’s best-known literary festival has a new CEO and promises ‘11 days of different’ as it unveils its full lineup featuring Richard Osman, Dua Lipa, Margaret Atwood and more

Sarah Shaffi

14, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

Article image
Adelaide Writers’ Week: rare moments of empathy and nuance found amid a storm of controversy
After a contentious lead-up, this year’s literary festival was packed with audiences ready to speak their minds, but also willing to listen

Sian Cain

11, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

Article image
Adelaide Writers’ Week withdrawals ‘sad’ and ‘unfortunate’, director Louise Adler says
Adler defends ‘courageous spaces to air opposing views’ as major sponsor and three Ukrainian writers pull out over comments from other invited authors

Henry Belot

24, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

Article image
Colm Tóibín quits role at Irish literary festival in row over volunteers
Future of Listowel Writers’ Week in question amid allegations of ‘toxic’ culture

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

14, Nov, 2022 @1:17 PM

Article image
On my radar: Angela Hartnett’s cultural highlights
The chef on Stanley Tucci in a new BBC murder drama, the charms of San Francisco and meeting her ​musical ​hero

Killian Fox

15, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

Article image
‘People need to tell stories’: Lviv holds literary festival in defiance of war
Writers at annual book event in Ukrainian city say storytelling and art have helped many endure violence

Emma Graham-Harrison and Charlotte Higgins in Lviv

09, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

Article image
Literary festival cancelled due to cost of living crisis
Ways With Words, the organisers of Words by the Water in Keswick, say low ticket sales mean it is not viable to run next year’s event

Sarah Shaffi

05, Sep, 2022 @2:08 PM

Article image
Ten reasons why Bradford deserves to be 2025’s city of culture
From Charlotte Brontë to David Hockney and Zayn Malik, my home town of Bradford has a rich cultural history – and its beauty is balm for the soul

Saima Mir

02, Jun, 2022 @2:38 PM

Article image
Why Conservatives have learned not to voice their opinions at literary festivals | Letters
Letters: David Shipley and Richard Free respond to Zoe Williams’ suggestion that all those who attend are leftwing remainers


22, May, 2022 @4:33 PM

Article image
You’ll never meet a rightwinger at a literary festival | Zoe Williams
No one hates the government more than your average book-fest crowd – and don’t they let you know it?

Zoe Williams

17, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

Article image
A moment that changed me: my dream job healed my excruciating pain
The autoimmune disease lupus had ruined my life until I landed an interview at the Southbank Centre. After years of trying to fit in I’d found my tribe – and a way to get better

Christina Patterson

27, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

Article image
Free Books Fest aims to give excluded readers their first ‘journey with a book’
Event in Peckham, London, this weekend will allow visitors to pick a title they want alongside a range of author events

Sarah Shaffi

13, Apr, 2022 @2:30 PM

1 / 5 pages