Tue, 05/07/2011 - 08:49
The Oldie magazine team is launching a new literary festival, based in London's Soho, with authors including Man Booker-winner Howard Jacobson and Michael Morpurgo set to appear.
The Soho Literary Festival will run from 23rd to 25th September 2011, comprising 40 events at The Soho Theatre. Philip Kerr, P D James, Ruth...
Thu, 02/06/2011 - 12:39
Ottakar's founder James Heneage has launched the inaugural Chalke Valley History Festival, with the likes of Michelle Paver, Patrick Bishop and Peter Snow due to make appearances.
The festival takes place in south-west Wiltshire from 7-9th July and is co-founded by historian James Holland with Antony Beevor one of its patrons....
Thu, 02/06/2011 - 06:41
Nobel Prize-winning author V S Naipaul has declared that women's writing is "unequal" to his, during an event at the Hay Festival.
The writer, who won the Man Booker in 1971 for In a Free State, said during an interview about his career at the Royal Geographical Society: "Women writers are different, they...
Thu, 26/05/2011 - 14:39
When she was a child, my mum got the word ‘absorbed' muddled with ‘dissolved', and the process of being ‘dissolved in a book' has since fallen into our family vocabulary.
The best children's authors enable young minds to experience that same magical feeling. But imagine a whole weekend of inspiration...
Tue, 10/05/2011 - 07:55
The Just So Festival is to return for a second year, having confirmed funding from Arts Council England, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and Staffordshire County Council.
The weekend-long festival aimed at children, young people and their families will run from 19th-21st August 2011.
Just So director, Rowan Hoban said...
Mon, 21/02/2011 - 11:22
About 600,000 people turned out last week to walk the aisles of the Taiwan International Book Exhibition (Tibe). In its 19th year, the fair, split across three halls in downtown Taipei, is more consumer-facing than the likes of London or Frankfurt. The children's and comics halls in particular are packed with teenagers and trying to...
Thu, 13/01/2011 - 07:23
Dublin Book Festival has been extended from three to five days this year, with over 60 writers set to take part.
The festival will run from 2nd–6th March, and will take place in the City Hall as well as venues including the National Library of Ireland and the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar.
"We are delighted to be in...
Wed, 22/12/2010 - 15:13
Authors Hanif Kureishi and Colin Thubron are to headline the 2011 Asia House Festival of Asian Literature.
The festival, now in its fifth year, will take place in London from 10th–26th May next year.
Thubron will open the festival with a talk on his forthcoming title To a Mountain in Tibet (Chatto) and Kureishi will...
Wed, 08/12/2010 - 08:20
Michael Palin, Margaret Atwood and Bernard Cornwell are among the authors to appear at the 2011 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the Middle East's largest annual literary festival.
The third annual Emirates Festival takes place from the 8th to the 12th of March next year. Over 100 English- and Arabic-language authors have...
Tue, 16/11/2010 - 08:30
American author Armistead Maupin, novelist Jeanette Winterson and biographer Hilary Spurling are to take part in this year's Cambridge Wordfest.
Taking place from 27th–28th November, the literary festival promises events including Maupin in conversation with novelist Patrick Gale, Winterson discussing her novel Oranges Are...