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 takes place from Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th October 2022. Here are the events I will be attending in person or virtually.

Robert Harris, author of Act of Oblivion

Ann Cleeves, author of The Rising Tide

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  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

The Push Proof Party

Gill Hornby, author ofMiss 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 (Monday 30th September) Event Review

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


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 – In My Life (Sunday 30th September) Event review

Diane Setterfield – Once Upon A River (Monday 1st October) Event review

A J Pearce & Anne Youngson – Writing Letters (Monday 1st October) Event review


Henley Literary Festival 2017

Anne O’Brien and Rory ClementsEvent Review

Rachel JoyceEvent Review