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LoveReading LitFest is the digitally native, all-year-round books and literature festival dedicated to celebrating good writing and great reading - built to bring wonderful writers straight to you. Plus, it’s free to view.

We are a partnership between the hugely successful team behind www.LoveReading.co.uk and some of the festival professionals that created LockdownLitFest in 2020. What unites us is a passion for books and stories, and an ongoing desire to support authors and readers.
 
We showcase the very best writing, of all genres, from around the world, through fascinating interviews, panel discussions, MasterClasses, personal recommendations, author readings and more. 
 
Our particular focus is on superb debut writers at the start of their writing careers, world-beating bestselling authors, and award-winning international writers in translation. And there's also our ever-growing - and utterly fabulous - kids and schools programme, including interviews with authors by our incredible Kids Reading Ambassadors.
 
With an ever-growing library that already features over 100 great events and festival favourites, we currently produce 2 shows a week and continue to build a comprehensive programme that is archived and accessible to you anywhere, at any time.

Do join us on our fascinating literary journey.  Sign up to our fortnightly newsletter here to access all our free events and to keep up with all the news.
 
From all of us at the LoveReading LitFest team, welcome aboard.
 

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We have a copy of The Ruin of All Witches by Malcolm Gaskill to give away!

 

The Ruin of All Witches tells the dark, real-life folktale of witch-hunting in a remote Massachusetts plantation. These were the turbulent beginnings of colonial America, when English settlers' dreams of love and liberty, of founding a 'city on a hill', gave way to paranoia and terror, enmity and rage. Drawing on uniquely rich, previously neglected source material, leading expert in the history of witchcraft Malcolm Gaskill brings to life a New World existence steeped in the divine and the diabolic, in curses and enchantments, and precariously balanced between life and death.
 
Through the gripping micro-history of a family tragedy, we glimpse an entire society caught in agonized transition between supernatural obsessions and the age of enlightenment. We see, in short, the birth of the modern world.


Malcolm Gaskill’s publishers Allen Lane have kindly donated a copy of this compelling and thought-provoking book to give away - to enter click here!

Some Of Our Favourite Events So Far

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In Conversation With Lucy Clarke, Author of The Castaways

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In Conversation With Christina Sweeney-Baird, Author of The End of Men

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In Conversation With Jack Meggitt-Phillips, Author of The Beast and The Bethany: Revenge of the Beast

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In Conversation With Simone Buchholz, Author of Hotel Cartagena

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In Conversation With Karin Slaughter, Author of False Witness

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In Conversation With David Baddiel, Author of Jews Don't Count

Latest Events

Festival Favourites: Poetry

Festival Favourites: Poetry

In Conversation With Naomi and James Jones, Author and Illustrator of The Perfect Fit

In Conversation With Naomi and James Jones, Author and Illustrator of The Perfect Fit

In Conversation With Gemma Bird, Author of Money Mum Official: Save Yourself Happy Your Ultimate Money Tips Guide

In Conversation With Gemma Bird, Author of Money Mum Official: Save Yourself Happy Your Ultimate Money Tips Guide

Festival Favourites: Emotionally Intelligent

Festival Favourites: Emotionally Intelligent

Festival Favourites: YA Reads For Everyone

Festival Favourites: YA Reads For Everyone

2022 Crime Writing Preview with Maxim Jakubowski

2022 Crime Writing Preview with Maxim Jakubowski

Calling all Publishers

If you have an author, or authors, who you would like to see appear at the LoveReading LitFest we’d love to hear from you. 

We are fully committed to supporting publishers large and small, from industry giants to bespoke independents, and we fully promote each of our events through our social media channels, and through our ever growing and loyal audience of readers.

Our aim is to provide a comprehensive digital shop window for the best of publishing and we’d be pleased to have you join us.

Do contact us on authors@LoveReadingLitFest.com to find out more.

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