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 Festival, supported by Baillie Gifford, will take place from Saturday 29 September to Sunday 7 October at venues across Henley-on-Thames. Sir Michael Morpurgo, who was knighted this year for ... read more

Mary Berry, Prue Leith, Roddy Doyle, Clare Balding and Douglas Carswell among the latest added to our line-up…

Great British Bake Off judges past and present will join a Booker-winning novelist, leading broadcasters and a former prime minister of Pakistan at this October's Henley Literary Festival, with tickets on sale next month. Former GBBO star Mary Berry makes her first appearance at the Festival in the week that her latest book, Household Tips & Tricks, is published, while new judge Prue Leith returns after previous sell-outs with her memoir ... read more

Inside the Cover: interview with children’s author-illustrator, Rob Biddulph

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 Rob Biddulph, one of our favourite author-illustrators. Rob will be returning to the Festival for an interactive event in October as he reveals his new book, Sunk!, with live drawing and plenty of opportunity for the little ones to get ... read more

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 Baillie Gifford, sees over 150 talks, Q&As and performances for adults and children over one week across the riverside town. Other speakers announced today include Princess Michael of ... read more

Alison Steadman, Michael Morpurgo, Gemma Cairney, Roy Hattersley and Paula Hawkins among latest speakers announced

Alison Steadman, Michael Morpurgo, Radio 1's Gemma Cairney and The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins are among the latest names confirmed for this autumn's Henley Literary Festival, which takes place at venues across the riverside town from 2nd-8th October. Also added to the line-up for the 11th Festival, supported by Baillie Gifford, are Roy Hattersley, bestselling young adult and children's author Holly Smale and highly rated debut ... read more