The Henley Literary Festival was founded in 2007 and takes place at venues across Henley-on-Thames, including an elegant Georgian mansion, the Victorian Town Hall and on a boat travelling up the River Thames.
Please note: I have no commercial relationship with Henley Literary Festival. I’m just a book lover and book blogger keen to support my local literary festival.
Henley Literary Festival 2020
This year’s Henley Literary Festival takes place from Saturday 26th September to Sunday 4th October 2020. Owing to circumstances we’re all aware of, this year’s Festival has moved online.
Below are details of the events I will be attending virtually (with links to my reviews to follow).
Joanna Trollope & Ayisha Malik (Saturday 26th September) Event Review
- Ayisha Malik – This Green and Pleasant Land
The Push Proof Party ( Wednesday 30th September) Event Review
- Ashley Audrain – The Push
Gill Hornby (Thursday 1st October) Event Review
- Gill Hornby – Miss Austen
Raynor Winn (Friday 2nd October) Event Review
- Raynor Winn – The Salt Path, The Wild Silence
Jeremy Vine (Sunday 4th October) Event Review
- Jeremy Vine – The Diver and the Lover
As in previous years, I’ve put together a reading list of books I own but haven’t yet read by some of the authors taking part in this year’s Festival.
Henley Literary Festival 2019
The 2019 Festival took place from 28th September to 6th October. Below are details of the events I attended with links to my reviews.
Michael Joseph Proof Party (Monday 30th September) Event Review
- Stephanie Wrobel – The Recovery of Rose Gold
- Hope Adams – Dangerous Women (previous title Conviction)
Anne De Courcy – Chanel’s Riviera: The Cote d’Azur in Peace and War (Thursday 3rd October) Event Review
David Suchet – Behind the Lens (Friday 4th October) Event Review
Victoria Hislop – Those Who Are Loved (Friday 4th October) Event Review
My Henley Literary Festival 2019 Reading List
Once again, I was inspired to create a reading list of books by some of the authors appearing at other Festival events which caught my eye.
- Kate Atkinson – Big Sky (Jackson Brodie #5), Transcription (Sunday 29th September)
- Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott – Swan Song (Sunday 29th September)
- Robert Harris – Munich (Saturday 28th September)
- Judith O’Reilly – Killing State (Sunday 6th October)
- Anna Pasternak – Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of York (Saturday 28th September)
- Lara Prescott – The Secrets We Kept (Wednesday 2nd October)
- Kirsty Wark – The House by the Loch (Wednesday 2nd October)
Henley Literary Festival 2018
The 2018 Festival took place from Saturday 29th September to Sunday 7th October. Below are details of the events I attended with links to my reviews.
A J Pearce & Anne Youngson – Writing Letters (Monday 1st October) Event review
My Henley Literary Festival 2018 Reading List
I was inspired to create a reading list of books by some of the authors appearing at other Festival events which caught my eye. Click on the book title to view the book description on Goodreads or my review.
Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks (Event: Saturday 29th September)
The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana (‘Debuts on the Thames’ Event: Sunday 30th September)
The Long and Winding Road by Alan Johnson (Event: Sunday 30th September)
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Event: Monday 1st October)
The Temptation by Vera Morris (‘Crime & Wine’ Event: Monday 1st October)
The Dark Tide by Vera Brittain (Event with Mark Bostridge, Vera Brittain’s biographer: Tuesday 2nd October)
The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse (Event: Tuesday 2nd October)
Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan (Event: Tuesday 2nd October)
The Cliff House by Amanda Jennings (‘Book Club Friday’ Event: Friday 5th October)
If you’re tempted by any of these books – or books by other authors appearing at Henley Literary Festival – and you live locally, then why not purchase them from the Festival’s Partner Bookseller, The Bell Bookshop. Alternatively, support your local bookshop by ordering from Hive.co.uk.
Henley Literary Festival 2017
Event review – Anne O’Brien and Rory Clements
Event review – Rachel Joyce