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, ... read more

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 of Everything, MC Beaton and Gill Hornby, and food writer Ella Woodward, plus political commentators, comedians and historians. Read the full article here. 23 April 2015, ... read more

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 present at the Festival this year, including Jane Hawking and Lt Gen Sir Barney White-Spunner. Read the full article here. 2 May, 2015, Country ... read more