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The Warmest of Welcomes to Henley Literary Festival

We are one of the UK’s leading literary festivals and we return in-person in Henley-on-Thames and online wherever you are from September 28 to 6 October 2024. Plus we have a line up of exciting pop-up events throughout the year.

A Review of 2023

The 2023 Henley Literary Festival was a record-breaking year and reached our biggest audience ever!

This year the Festival had over 120 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 included: 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. And our pop-up events included Jojo Moyes, Elizabeth Day, Rick Stein, Sara Pascoe, Liam Brady, Philippa Gregory, James O’Brien and Phil Tufnell.

Join & Support

Your support makes a difference!

Each and every year we aim to deliver the best possible Festival we can and so every penny we raise goes straight into our growth fund, ensuring we build, develop and host the best that the literary world has to offer. Here are some ways you can help.

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