The Henley Literary Festival was founded in 2007 and takes place at venues across Henley-on-Thames, including at the fourth oldest working theatre in the UK, on the site of an 18th century brewery 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 2018
The 2018 Festival runs from Saturday 29th September to Sunday 7th October. You can find details of the full programme here, including the latest information about ticket availability. Here are details of the events I will be attending this year.
Alan Johnson – In My Life (Sunday 30th September)
Diane Setterfield – Once Upon A River (Monday 1st October)
A J Pearce & Anne Youngson – Writing Letters (Monday 1st October)
My Henley Literary Festival 2018 Reading List
I’ve been inspired to create a reading list of books by some of the authors appearing at other Festival events which caught my eye. I’ll be publishing my (spoiler free) reviews of these books in the run-up to and during the period of the Festival. 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