Life in Books: Jessica Fellowes

With just over three weeks until she appears at the historic Fawley Court (which, incidentally, opens its doors to the public for the first time in 175 years to welcome the Henley Literary Festival audience), multi-talented writer Jessica Fellowes shares with us her #lifeinbooks. You can join us on Saturday 3rd October to discover The Wit & Wisdom of Downton Abbey, the latest in Jessica's fascinating series. As official Downton ... read more

Life in Books: Will Iredale

Each week between now and the start of the 2015 Henley Literary Festival, a handpicked selection of our top authors reveal their #lifeinbooks. Joining us for week two is master journalist Will Iredale, who joins us at 4.30pm on Thursday 1st October with The Kamikaze Hunters – the true story of Allied fighters in World War II who came face-to-face with the Japanese kamikaze – alongside 93 year-old Keith Quilter, an heroic survivor who's ... read more

Life in Books: Dean Friedman

Each week between now and the start of the 2015 Henley Literary Festival, a handpicked selection of our top authors reveal their #lifeinbooks. Kicking things off is the multi-talented Dean Friedman, who joins us at 8.30pm on Tuesday 29th September for a rare literary festival appearance to discuss his Songwriting Handbook. No stranger to Henley, Dean – feted 'songsmith extraordinaire' by Music Week – has a number of local sell-out gigs ... read more

One month to go for Short Story Competition

Aspiring writers of all ages have a chance to win prizes including book tokens and up to £2,500 with Dragonfly Tea’s Story in a Teacup competition – with the winners to be revealed at a special ceremony at Henley Town Hall as part of this autumn’s Henley Literary Festival. Entries have been coming in from around the country ahead of the August 31st deadline. The main adult competition offers a prize of £2,500, plus runner-up prizes ... read more

Tickets go on sale for biggest Henley Literary Festival yet.

With one hundred and seventy talks, performances and workshops, festival goers will be in for a treat. The literary extravaganza is due to take place at venues across the picturesque riverside town from September 28 to October 4 and tickets are expected to sell out fast. Fiction events range from Before I Go To Sleep author SJ Watson, Deborah Moggach and Sex & The City creator Candace Bushnell to newer talents including Sunny Singh, Renee ... read more