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Pop-up lunch at Phyllis Court

A delicious treat from Henley’s pop-up restaurant, open during the Festival at Phyllis Court Club From Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 7th October, discover a relaxed pop-up food court offering flavoursome street foods. Whether you choose to eat before or after your...

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TV stars & bestselling writers join the line-up…

Sebastian Faulks, Rebecca Front, John Simpson, Bryony Gordon, Alex Gregory and Kenney Jones are among the latest speakers announced – plus a special post-festival event with international bestseller Jodi Picoult. Familiar faces from TV will feature alongside...

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Video: the 2017 Festival in action

  Shot at the 2017 Henley Literary Festival, this video gives an insight into the breadth and variety of what’s on offer, from history, politics, literature and science to religion, sport, comedy and music. Last year’s Festival was an antidote to the...

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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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