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 2021
This year’s Festival takes place from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th October 2021. Here are the events I attended in person or virtually with links to my book reviews where appropriate.
Candice Brathwaite & Nikesh Shukla (Saturday 2nd October)
Kate Mosse (Sunday 3rd October) Event Review
- An Extra Pair of Hands: A story of Caring, Ageing and Everyday Acts of Love
Iain MacGregor (Monday 4th October) Event Review
John Simpson (Monday 4th October) Event Review
Ed Balls (Tuesday 5th October) Event Review
Alan Johnson (Wednesday 6th October)
Alexander McCall Smith (Friday 8th October)
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 (Saturday 26th September)
- Ayisha Malik – This Green and Pleasant Land
The Push Proof Party ( Wednesday 30th September)
- Ashley Audrain – The Push
Gill Hornby (Thursday 1st October)
- Gill Hornby – Miss Austen
Raynor Winn (Friday 2nd October)
Jeremy Vine (Sunday 4th October)
- Jeremy Vine – 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.
A J Pearce & Anne Youngson – Writing Letters (Monday 1st October) Event review
Henley Literary Festival 2017
Anne O’Brien and Rory Clements – Event Review
Rachel Joyce – Event Review