Independent - Inclusive - International

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.


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 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.

 

With an ever-growing library that already features 50 great events, we produce 2 shows a week and continue to build a comprehensive programme that will be archived and accessible to you as a subscriber, anywhere, at any time.


Do sign up to our fortnightly newsletter to keep up with all of our news, or become a member to join us on our fascinating literary journey.

 

From all of us at the LoveReading LitFest team, welcome aboard.

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The Branford Boase Award Winners Ceremony 2021

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The 2021 Branford Boase Award ceremony was broadcast  on Thursday 15 July as a special festival event open to all those interested in children’s literature.


The audience heard 2020 winner, Liz Hyder, author of Bearmouth, announce the winners. There were contributions too from previous winning authors and supporters, including a special message from Dame Jacqueline Wilson.


All seven shortlisted authors featured and the event culminated with an interview with the winners.
It's a fabulous event, go and view it for free on our YouTube channel now

Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is so much more than a writer and storyteller. She is a complete
phenomenon, and we are phenomenally proud that she agreed to talk to us
about her astounding new novel False Witness, her support of libraries and what
they mean to her, and the soon to be released Netflix adaptation of Pieces of Her.

 

Karin is a committed advocate for great writing and great reading, and
understands so very well the relationship between both. She once vowed that
each new book would be better than the last and, with 21 novels written so far,
it’s a vow she has kept so perfectly. Thank you for joining us Karin, we are
honoured to have hosted you.

Click to view the entire event

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Previews

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In Conversation With Penny Batchelor, Author of Her New Best Friend

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In Conversation With Will Iredale, Author of The Pathfinders

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In Conversation With Pamela Butchart, Author of A Monster Ate My Packed Lunch

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In Conversation With Karin Slaughter, Author of False Witness

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In Conversation With Shaun Deeney, Author of Love & Care

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In Conversation With Kate Read, Creator of Boo! A Fishy Mystery

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In Conversation With Alka Joshi, Author of The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

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In Conversation With Elodie Harper, Author of The Wolf Den

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In Conversation With Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Author of Good News

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In Conversation With Aliya Ali-Afzal, Author of Would I Lie To You?

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In Conversation With Nicole Kennedy, Author of Everything's Perfect

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In Conversation With Miranda Levy, Author of The Insomnia Diaries

Sir Michael Morpurgo

Many authors have the term “much loved” added to any mention of their names and here in conversation with his friend Paul Blezard, we are reminded why Michael is utterly adored. We are honoured to say, “Welcome to the LoveReading LitFest, Sir Michael Morpurgo.”


In this lovely clip, Michael explains how the pandemic has led to a sorrow spreading across the land and describes how the natural world has been a balm in such trying times and given us a chance to put things right.


Click to view the entire event

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Latest Events

In Conversation With Penny Batchelor, Author of Her New Best Friend

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In Conversation With Alastair Chisholm, Author of Adam-2

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Upcoming Events

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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