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Our Events

This is where we keep all our events in an ever-growing library of all that we do and have done so far. Everything is archived here and easily scrollable and we also list the authors who have appeared at the LitFest. In addition you can click to the area of your choice and find the events within your key area of interest.


Have fun browsing through the events, from author interviews to MasterClasses, author readings and more.

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

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Festival Favourites: Novels Set In Confined Spaces

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In Conversation With Sarai Walker, Author of The Cherry Robbers

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Festival Favourites: Books From The CWA Daggers Longlists

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In Conversation With Derek Landy, Author of Skulduggery Pleasant 15: Until the End

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Festival Favourites: Children's Picture Books

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Festival Favourites: Book Club Recommendations

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In Conversation With Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger, Authors of Unhinged

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Festival Favourites: Memoirs

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In Conversation With Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, Author of In The Shadow of the Mountain

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Festival Favourites: Fairy Tales

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In Conversation With Dr Nick Crumpton, Author of Everything You Know About Dinosaurs Is Wrong!

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Festival Favourites: Bookseller Picks

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In Conversation With Gerry Hussey, Author of Awaken Your Power Within

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Festival Favourites: YA Reads For Everyone

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2022 Crime Writing Preview with Maxim Jakubowski

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Festival Favourites: Fantasy With A Hint Of Fairytale

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Festival Favourites: Thought Provoking Non-Fiction

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Festival Favourites: Unforgettable debuts about characters facing adversity that will steal your heart

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Festival Favourites: Books About Bookshops

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Festival Favourites: Remixing Ancient English Myths

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Festival Favourites: Growing Up and Exploring the World

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Festival Favourites: Witches

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Festival Favourites: Spooky Reads For Kids

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Festival Favourites: Bestselling Authors

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Robinson Reviews: Modern & Contemporary

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Robinson Reviews: Supernatural

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Robinson Reviews: Provocative

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Robinson Reviews: Speculative Fiction

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In Conversation With Freya Sampson, Author of The Last Library

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Meet The Experts: Tom Tivnan from The Bookseller

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In Conversation With Steve Mann, Author of Easy Peasy Awesome Pawsome Dog Training for Kids

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

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Robinson Reviews 19: Relationship Tales

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Robinson Reviews 18: India

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Robinson Reviews 17: Thought Provoking

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In Conversation With Karin Slaughter, Author of False Witness

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In Conversation With Miranda Levy, Author of The Insomnia Diaries

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In Conversation With Julietta Henderson, Author of The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman

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In Conversation With Brian Conaghan, Author of Cardboard Cowboys

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Robinson Reviews 13: Quirky

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Robinson Reviews 12: Historical

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Robinson Reviews 11: Feel-Good

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Robinson Reviews 10: Thrillers

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Robinson Reviews 9: Nature

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Robinson Reviews 8: Humour

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Robinson Reviews 7: Spy Thrillers

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Robinson Reviews 6: Debut Authors

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Robinson Reviews 5: Family Drama

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Robinson Reviews 4: Historical Fiction

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Robinson Reviews 3: Spine Chilling Fiction

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Robinson Reviews 2: Relationship Stories

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Robinson Reviews 1: Crime Fiction

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In Conversation With Konnie Huq and Gill Lewis, Authors of Cookie and Swan Song

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Festival Favourites: Great Summer Reads For Kids

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In Conversation With Lily Lindon, Author of Double Booked

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Festival Favourites: England On Fire

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Women in Crime Fiction - Pursuers and Perpetrators

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Festival Favourites: Thoroughly Modern Relationship Tales

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In Conversation with James Vella-Bardon, Author of The Sheriff's Catch

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In Conversation With John Altman, Author of Hidden Man

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Festival Favourites: Middle Grade Fiction

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Meet The Experts: PR Professionals

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Festival Favourites: Crime in the USA

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In Conversation With Anne Fine, Author of Aftershocks

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Festival Favourites: Novels About Daughters

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In Conversation With Beth Morrey, Author of Em & Me

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Festival Favourites: Poetry

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

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In Conversation With Andrew Lownie, Author of Traitor King

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2021 Kids Books Round Up and 2022 Preview

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In Conversation With Kathryn Mannix, Author of With The End In Mind

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In Conversation With Simon Scarrow, Author of The Honour of Rome

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A Writer's Life: Hanif Kureishi Part 1

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In Conversation With Martha Teichner, Author of When Harry Met Minnie

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In Conversation With Sara Nisha Adams, Author of The Reading List

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In Conversation With Kim Moore, Author of All The Men I Never Married

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In Conversation With Catherine Bruton, Author of Following Frankenstein

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MasterClass With Vicki Hird, author of Rebugging The Planet

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In Conversation With Aisling Fowler, author of Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest

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In Conversation With Hammad Rind, author of Four Dervishes

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The Klaus Flugge Prize Award 2021

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In Conversation With Sue Anstiss, Author of Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women's Sport

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In Conversation With Andy Hamilton, Author of Longhand

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Translated Fiction Panel Part 1

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In Conversation With Inga Vesper, Author of The Long, Long Afternoon

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In Conversation With Zoë Brigley and Kristian Evans, Editors of 100 Poems to Save the Earth

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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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The Branford Boase Award Winners Ceremony 2021

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

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Robinson Reviews 16: Nature & Farming

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Robinson Reviews 15: Memoirs

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Robinson Reviews 14: Sci-fi and Fantasy

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In Conversation With Carole Matthews, Author of Sunny Days and Sea Breezes

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In Conversation With Charles Spencer, Author of The White Ship

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In Conversation With Alexandra Wilson, Author of In Black and White

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In Conversation With Tracy Bloom, Author of The Wife Who Got A Life

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Joanne Harris MasterClass Part 2

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

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In Conversation With Dylan Moore, Author of Many Rivers To Cross

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In Conversation With Rev. Richard Coles, Author of The Madness of Grief

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MasterClass No 1 with Joanne Harris, Author of Ten Things About Writing

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In Conversation With Eleanor Ray, Author of Everything Is Beautiful

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In Conversation With Lucy Clarke, Author of The Castaways

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Kate Mosse Reads From Her Book The City of Tears

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Meet the Experts: Literary Agents

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In Conversation With Hafsa Zayyan, Author of We Are All Birds of Uganda

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In Conversation With Linwood Barclay, Author of Find You First

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Meet The Experts: Marketing

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Festival Favourites: Greg Hackett's Non Fiction Favourites

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Festival Favourites: All The Seas of the World

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Festival Favourites: Amahra Gill-McQuinn's Favourite Books

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In Conversation With Hannah Jane Walker, Author of Sensitive

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In Conversation With Kelly Barnhill, Author of The Ogress and the Orphans

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Festival Favourites: Novels With a Vivid Sense of Place

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UAE Reading Month: In collaboration with Sheikh Zayed Book Award

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Festival Favourites: Sundial

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In Conversation With Yasmin Cordery Khan, Author of Edgware Road

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Festival Favourites: Crime

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In Conversation With Katy Moran, Author of The Regency Romance Trilogy

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Festival Favourites: Thought Provoking and Beautiful Debuts

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

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Festival Favourites: Emotionally Intelligent

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2021 Books Review With Joanne Harris and Paul Blezard

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In Conversation With Lucy Clarke, Author of The Castaways

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A Writer's Life: Hanif Kureishi Part 2

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In Conversation With Shrabani Basu, Author of The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer

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In Conversation With Dan Crowe, Editor-In-Chief of Inque Magazine

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In Conversation With Saïd Khatibi, Author of Sarajevo Firewood

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In Conversation With Ruth Padel, Author of Daughters of the Labyrinth

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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 Dinah Jeffries, Author of Daughters of War

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In Conversation With Tony Curtis, Author of Darkness in the City of Light

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In Conversation About How To Raise A Global Citizen

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Afghanistan: The Unravelling at JLF London

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Translated Fiction Panel Part 2

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Susan Lewis Reads From Her Book I Have Something To Tell You

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Robinson Reviews: WWII Non-Fiction

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In Conversation With Stephanie Burgis, Author of The Raven Heir

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In Conversation With Defne Suman, Author of The Silence of Scheherazade

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In Conversation With Alastair Chisholm, Author of Adam-2

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In Conversation With Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Author of Good News