• Until Next Year …

    Its been a fantastic festival this year with a range of engaging and entertaining authors, speaking so enthusiastically about their subject.  Audiences were delighted to hear from well known names like Jo Brand, Kate Adie, Dan Snow, Tom Bradby and Alexander McCall Smith plus local Isle of Wight writers, mathematicians, explorers  and historians and …  so much more.  If you are looking for a good read do browse the programme here.

    Festival Radio has recorded interviews with most speakers – so if you missed a session – you can hear a snapshot, and plan your Christmas present list.  See links to radio and video interviews below.

Isle of Wight Literary Festival

The 2019 programme

Take a look at the 2019 speakers, or browse through the whole programme  – there were so many great sessions to choose from!

The award-winning team that brings Cowes Week its very own radio station, Cowes Radio for more than 30 years were once again broadcasting online at the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival. Steve Ancsell and friends provided key event information throughout the four days and interviewing as many of the people that their microphones can reach, giving insights to the talks, topics and the books the visiting authors are so passionate about. You can listen to over 50 interviews recorded during the festival.

Launch IWLF Radio Re-plays

You can also watch selected video interviews  on YouTube by clicking here  Hear from Robin Hanbury Tennison, Andrew Roberts, Jo Brand, Dan Snow and more.

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