bath literature festival

Back for its 20th anniversary, the Independent Bath Literature Festival takes places from Friday 27th February to Sunday 8th March.

The festival opens with best-selling author Alastair Campbell on ‘Winners and How They Succeed’. Also appearing will be Kazuo Ishiguro, Mary Portas, Sunday Times Comedy ‘Hot Pick for 2015’ Austentatious!, Jonathan Dimbleby, Justin Webb, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Sarah Churchwell and Paul Mason in ‘The American Dream is Dead Debate’, along with a tribute to one of the stars of the very first festival in 1995, the former poet Laureate Ted Hughes.

Other names to watch out for at the Festival are Jon Snow, Linda Grant and Sadie Jones, Antonia Fraser, Celia Imrie, Andrew Motion, Omid Djalili, Helen Lederer, Gerry Howell, Ben and David Crystal, Simon Singh, Michael Frayn, Michelle Mone, James Naughtie, Meg Rosoff, George Prochnik, James Long, Blake Morris, David Kynaston, Emma Bridgewater, Sarah Brown, Fay Weldon, Lynne Truss, Elif Shafak, Kate Mosse, Shami Chakrabarti, Polly Toynbee, John McHugo, Anita Anand, Tracy Borman, Andrew Roberts, Martin Wolf, Anna Freeman and Emma Hooper, Pin Drop and many more.

For more information and to book, please go to or you can telephone Bath Box Office on 01225 463362.