2024 Litfest Programme Released

  • Prizewinning authors and debut writers
  • Mix of fiction and non-fiction for all ages
  • Children’s authors and free school events
  • 2024 Big Town Read launched: The Secret Life of John le Carré
    by Adam Sisman
  • Priority booking opens: 1 July; General Box Office opens: 11 July
  • LitFest celebrates its 15th year from 26-29 September 2024


Marlborough LitFest celebrates its 15th year with a packed programme full of more than 40 events offering a myriad of topics for all ages across the festival weekend from 26-29 September 2024.

On offer this year is an exciting mix of debut authors and established writers in fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry, children’s authors and free schools events, workshops and LitFest’s annual Big Town Read taking place in the historic market town. This year’s line-up includes LitFest Patron Sir Simon Russell Beale, 2024 Golding Speaker Linda Grant, Celia Imrie, Robert Hardman, Kate Mosse, William Dalrymple, Zeinab Badawi, Robert Peston, Sarah Perry, Martin Sixsmith, Jonathan Dimbleby, Felix Francis and children’s author and illustrator duo Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. Priority booking for Friends of LitFest opens on 1 July; general booking opens on 11 July. Festival brochures will be available at The White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough or to view online; for more information, visit www.marlboroughlitfest.org

With autobiography, memoir, poetry and fiction and non-fiction covering genres including Shakespeare, royalty, politics, history, nature (in particular trees and tulips), singing therapy, midlife crises, a history of childhood reading, crime, food and travel, AI, sport, storytelling for both adults and children and a Big Book Quiz at The Parade Cinema, this year’s 15th anniversary programme has something for everyone.


Online: www.marlboroughlitfest.org

By telephone: 0333 666 3366

In person: The White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough, and from the Box Office in the Town Hall over the festival weekend. Please note that the bookshop cannot take orders by telephone.

For further information please contact Fran Del Mar at Marlborough LitFest on [email protected]

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