Independent - Inclusive - International
A very warm welcome to the LoveReading LitFest, the digitally native, 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 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.
Our aim is to showcase the very best writing, of all genres, from around the world, through fascinating interviews, panel discussions, master classes and more. Our particular focus will be on superb debut writers at the start of their writing careers, world-beating bestselling authors, and award-winning international writers in translation.
We’re starting small with at least 2 shows a week and our aim is to build a comprehensive programme of delights that will be archived and accessible to you anywhere, at any time.
Do please sign up to our fortnightly newsletter to keep up with all our news as we develop, and become a member to join us on what we’re sure will be a fascinating journey.
From all of us at the LoveReading LitFest team, welcome aboard.
Deborah Maclaren, Managing Director of LoveReading.co.uk and Paul Blezard, Director of the LoveReading LitFest, welcome you to LoveReadingLitFest.com and share with you how and why we decided to collaborate.
Win 1 of 10 Signed Copies of Many Rivers to Cross by Dylan Moore
Many Rivers to Cross by author Dylan Moore traces a series of migrations, from Wales to Calais, and from Ethiopia to Lampedusa.
Aman is a failed asylum seeker. David is a journalist. Jasmine is a sex worker. Mike is a lorry driver. Claudie is a churchgoer. Selam is a single mother. Solomon is a refugee. Gareth is dead.
But such labels disguise the ways their lives are bound up in each other.
When Aman goes missing, presumed drowned in the river Usk, David embarks on an unexpected journey, ending face down in the dust of Addis Ababa. When Mike crosses the Channel, unaware of four men stowed in the back of his lorry, he has no idea Solomon will turn up at his local pub. And when Selam feels the first flutter of life inside her, she could not begin to imagine her daughter flying high – a poet-princess of their strange new homeland.
This draw is open only for UK residents currently in the UK and is free to enter. The draw closes on 31st May 2021.
In Conversation With Alexandra Wilson, Author of In Black and White
In Conversation With Michael Morpurgo
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.