Henley Literary Festival

HenleyLiteraryFestivalThe 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 the Kenton Theatre.

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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 2022

This year’s Festival took place from Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th October 2022. Here are the events attended in person or virtually.

Robert Harris, author of Act of Oblivion  Event Review

Paterson Joseph, author of The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

Patrick Gale, author of Mother’s Boy & Sarah Winman, author of Still Life

Gill Hornby, author of Godmersham Park

Book Club Thursday with Clare Pooley, author of The People on Platform 5, Justin Myers, author of The Last RomeoMike Gayle, author of The Museum of Ordinary People.

Alan Johnson, author of One of Our Ministers is Missing.


Henley Literary Festival 2021

This year’s Festival took place from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th October 2021. Here are the events I attended in person or virtually with links to my reviews where appropriate.

Kate Mosse, author of An Extra Pair of Hands: A story of Caring, Ageing and Everyday Acts of Love and The Burning Chambers Event Review

John Simpson, author of Our Friends in Beijing  Event Review

Ed Balls, author of Appetite  Event Review

Alan Johnson, author of The Late Train to Gipsy Hill 


Henley Literary Festival 2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Henley Literary Festival took place online from Saturday 26th September to Sunday 4th October 2020. Here are the events I attended (virtually) with links to my book reviews.

Joanna Trollope & Ayisha Malik, author of This Green and Pleasant Land

Ashley Audrain, author of The Push

Gill Hornby, author of Miss Austen

Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path and The Wild Silence

Jeremy Vine, author of The Diver and the Lover


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 with Stephanie Wrobel, author of The Recovery of Rose Gold & Hope Adams, author of Dangerous Women Event Review

Anne De Courcy, author ofChanel’s Riviera: The Cote d’Azur in Peace and War  Event Review

David Suchet, author of Behind the Lens  Event Review

Victoria Hislop, author of Those Who Are Loved Event Review


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.

Alan Johnson, author of In My Life  Event review

Diane Setterfield, author of Once Upon A River Event review

A J Pearce, author of Dear Mrs. Bird & Anne Youngson, author of Meet Me at the Museum Event review


Henley Literary Festival 2017

Anne O’Brien and Rory Clements, author of Corpus (Tom Wilde #1) and Nucleus (Tom Wilde #2)Event Review

Rachel Joyce, author of The Music Shop  Event Review

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