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.
Now in its 13th year, Henley Literary Festival is established as one of the UK’s biggest book festivals, with past authors including Judith Kerr, John Major, Jilly Cooper, John Sentamu and Julia Donaldson. The 2018 Festival took place from September 29 – October 7 at venues across Henley-on-Thames with over 170 talks, Q&As, workshops and performances for adults and children. The line-up featured bestselling novelists Pam Ayres, Kate Mosse, Sebastian Faulks, Lianne Moriarty and Nikita Gill, alongside speakers from politics, entertainment, sport and more, including Kevin Keegan, Richard Herring, Rebecca Front, Fearne Cotton, Bryony Gordon and Jack Monroe. Family events included Michael Morpurgo, Judith Kerr and Ade adepitan, award-winning authors and illustrators Rob Biddulph and Kes Gray, Rachel Bright and Francesca Simon.