Founded in 2007, the Henley Literary Festival has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s most popular literary festivals, bringing together punters and pundits from far and wide in an annual meeting-of-minds set across its stunning riverside hometown.
Henley Literary Festival is established as one of the UK’s biggest book festivals. Previous speakers have included John Mortimer, Doreen Lawrence, John Major, Julia Donaldson, Richard E. Grant, Candace Bushnell, John Sentamu, Cressida Cowell and Graham Nash.
The Henley Literary Festival 2023 festival will take place from Saturday 30 September to Sunday 08 October at venues across Henley-on-Thames with 130 talks, performances and conversations for adults and children, with the majority available to watch online as well as in-person.
Speakers at Henley Literary Festival 2023 will include Theresa May, Ben Okri, Sophy Henn, Robert Peston, Jacqueline Wilson, Gary Younge, Judy Murray, Timothy West, Shaparak Khorsandi, Sebastian Faulks, Salena Godden, Victoria Hislop, Stephen Mulhern, Emily Gravett and Simon Schama, among many more.
Pop-up events in September and October will feature Rick Stein, Sara Pascoe, Liam Brady, Philippa Gregory, James O’Brien and Phil Tufnell.
Visit the events website for the full line up of this year’s main festival, as well as the children’s festival.