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The Warmest of Welcomes to Henley Literary Festival

One of the UK’s leading literary festivals, we return in-person in Henley-on-Thames and online wherever you are from September 30 to 8 October 2023, plus pop-up events.

What’s On

After a record-breaking 2022 Festival we are back this September 30 to 8 October 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 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. And pop-up events in September and October include Rick Stein, Sara Pascoe, Liam Brady, Philippa Gregory, James O’Brien and Phil Tufnell.

- Henley Literary Festival 2022 -

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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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