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Founded in 2007, the Henley Literary Festival has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s most popular literary festivals, bringing together punters and pundits from far and wide in an annual meeting-of-minds set across its stunning riverside hometown.

The 2017 festival takes place at venues across Henley-on-Thames from October 2nd-8th, with 150 talks, Q&As and performances for adults and children. We’re excited to announce the first 10 events, with many more to be announced in the coming months…
From politics we have Everywoman author Jess Phillips and former Business Secretary Vince Cable. Sir Chris Bonnington and Virginia McKenna will each look back on their amazing careers, while Richard Ingrams charts the justice campaigns of Ludovic Kennedy. Novelists include bestsellers Katie Fforde and Samantha Shannon, as well as highly regarded debut crime writer Imran Mahmood. Events for younger readers will include writer and comedian David Baddiel and Radio 1 DJs Greg James and Chris Smith.
Much more will be announced between now and July when tickets go on sale.

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