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A call to boycott festivals that don't pay author fees

Sir/ Madam, Further to Philip Pullman's resignation from the Oxford Literary Festival, we would like to call for all authors and publishers to boycott literary... Read more

Pay fair

There have been a number of articles about the finances of literature festivals recently, so I would like to give Cheltenham Festival’s perspective.  Our main... Read more

EIBF lines up slick streaming and prepares to cut festival’s carbon footprint

The Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF) is back as a hybrid event this year, with authors and audiences appearing both virtually and in person.... Read more

Music authors get top billing at Victorious music festival

Literacy Live will return to the Victorious Festival in Portsmouth next month, with music authors such as Nick Sadler, Martin James and Trevor Miller providing a main... Read more

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Elif Shafak headline English PEN's 100th celebrations

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Elif Shafak and Max Porter are among the authors and activists headlining English PEN’s centenary celebrations at the Southbank Centre this autumn.... Read more

Literary festivals call for action over 'absurd' 20% VAT rate

Literary festival directors have written an open letter to the Treasury after being hit with a 20% VAT rate on sales from their pre-recorded events... Read more

Richard Osman dominates shortlists at 2021 CrimeFest Awards

Richard Osman’s bestselling debut The Thursday Murder Club (Viking) has dominated this year’s CrimeFest shortlists with other nominations including Robert Galbraith, Ian Rankin and Lucy Foley. ... Read more

Chalke Valley History Festival to go ahead as physical event in June

The Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival is to take place physically this year, kicking off just two days after the proposed lifting of Covid... Read more

'Noireland' crime festival launches in Belfast

A new crime festival is launching in Ireland next month featuring Sophie Hannah, Scandi author Arne Dahl and Graeme Macrae Burnet. Read more

Writers' festivals: serious business or luxury getaway?

Niall Cunniffe asks if writers' festivals are worth time and money. Read more

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