Kate Adie Craig Brown & Eleanor Bron Giles Coren Matthew d’Ancona James Evans Emma Freud Katherine Grainger Robert Harris Lisa Jewell Emma Kennedy Caroline Lawrence Deborah Moggach Graham Nash Tarquin Olivier Private Eye Stella Rimington Sathnam Sanghera Simon Thurley Ukulele Handbook Clara Vulliamy Ann Widdecombe Edward Young Meike Ziervogel And many more.
Henley Literary Festival 2013: over 100 talks, interviews and readings We gave literary festival debuts to Graham Nash, Katherine Grainger and Damian McBride, as well as welcoming back Craig Brown, Emma Freud, Max Hastings, JoJo Moyes, Rachel Johnson and Irvine Welsh. Novelists included Robert Harris, Deborah Moggach, Lynn Shepherd, Sathnam Sanghera, Gill Hornby, Gaynor Arnold and Rhidian Brook. History was covered by the likes of Dan and Peter Snow, Lucy Worsley, Charles Emmerson, Kate Adie, James Evans and Caroline Shenton.
From the world of politics we had Alan Johnson, Ann Widdecombe, Matthew d’Ancona and Roy Hattersley; from sport David Gower, Katherine Grainger and James Cracknell. Humour was provided by Craig Brown & Eleanor Bron, Barry Cryer, Emma Kennedy, David Nobbs, Private Eye and Miles Jupp. Plus Giles Coren, Helen McGinn, Vivek Singh and Cherry Menlove on food and drink, and fascinating life stories from Floella Benjamin, Stephanie Shirley, Geordie Greig and Katherine Preston.
Book Club Friday featured Lisa Jewell, DJ Taylor, Rachel Joyce, Mike Gayle, Meike Ziervogel, Jane Thynne and Rachel Hore, while Crime & Wine brought together Erin Kelly, Sabine Durrant and Thomas Mogford. Our events with Stella Rimington, Barry Norman, Liz Jones, Nick Ross, the Countess of Carnarvon, Simon Thurley, Melvyn Bragg and Charles Moore made national press. Returning interviewers like John Stapleton, Lynn Faulds Wood, Daniel Hahn and Lucy Cavendish were joined by Anne Robinson, Iain Dale, Monisha Rajesh and Sophie Van Brugen. And children were entertained by Caroline Lawrence, Sharky & George, Clara Vuliamy, Gareth P. Jones and more.
We return in 2014 from September 29 – October 5
Friends of the Festival provide vital support. In 2013 they had first chance to book for over 40 sell-out events including Kate Adie, Deborah Moggach, Matthew d’Ancona, Ann Widdecombe, Private Eye and Stella Rimington, as well exclusive ticket offers and an invitation to the launch party.
The 2013 Henley Literary Festival received coverage in print, online and on-air from the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Radio 4, The Guardian, the Spectator, ITV Meridian, Channel 4 News as well as local media.
Our first photo gallery from the 2013 festival is now up on Facebook, with authors including Barry Norman, Ann Widdecombe, David Gower, Deborah Moggach, Irvine Welsh, Kate Humble and Miles Jupp.