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 on a boat travelling up the River Thames.

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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 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

Iain MacGregor (Monday 4th October)

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)

The Push Proof Party ( Wednesday 30th September)

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.

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