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First authors announced for the 2018 festival

This year’s Henley Literary Festival will be the biggest yet as it expands to nine days for the first time – and the initial wave of speakers announced includes some of the UK’s best-loved writers alongside exciting new talent. The 2018 Henley Literary...

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Russell Brand joins the Literary Festival line-up

Russell Brand has been confirmed for this autumn’s Henley Literary Festival, with his new book looking at addiction, joining some of the UK’s leading novelists, broadcasters and even royalty at the October 2-8 event.   The Festival, supported by...

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Inside the Cover: interview with Craig Brown

As we bound towards this year’s Henley Literary Festival, a few favourite authors from this year’s line-up reveal their literary loves, top tips for writing and ones-to-watch for 2017… Here we speak to Craig Brown, who returns to the Festival in...

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Inside the Cover: interview with Samantha Shannon

As we bound towards this year’s Henley Literary Festival, a few favourite authors from this year’s line-up reveal their literary loves, top tips for writing and ones-to-watch for 2017… Rising star Samantha Shannon – who secured a major book deal aged...

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Announcing the 2nd Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition

After the resounding success of last year’s inaugural competition in partnership with Dragonfly Tea, we’re delighted to announce the opening of the 2016 Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition to uncover some of the best unknown writing talent our country has to...

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Story in a Teacup finalists announced

A huge thank you to all of you who took the time to get inspired, tell your story and enter Dragonfly Tea’s Story in a Teacup competition. We are delighted that the winners and runners-up will be announced at a special event at Henley Literary Festival on Sunday...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Ten of the best Literary Festivals 2015

Henley Literary Festival has been featured in Country Living website’s list of the best Literary Festivals to attend in 2015. Attending will be many authors including Jane Hawking, whose memoir Travelling to Infinity became the Bafta and Oscar-winning The Theory...

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Britain’s Best Literary Festivals

Country Life website has featured Henley Literary Festival in its list of “Britain’s Best Literary Festivals”. The article named Henley Literary Festival as among the best festivals to visit this year, and drew attention to speakers who will be...

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