• IWLF 2020

    The dates for the ninth annual Isle of Wight Literary Festival are Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th October 2020.


Isle of Wight Literary Festival

2020 Dates – put them in your diary!

The 9th annual festival will take place at Northwood House from Thursday 8th October to Sunday 11th October.  We are currently putting a  programme together with speakers – experts and authors – covering a range of subjects.  There is something for everyone – whether its history, science, crime thrillers, travel, humour, politics, adventure, or the natural word you are sure to find a presentation to delight, inform and entertain you.  Sign up to our newsletter or follow our facebook page to get updates.


The 2019 programme – a flavour for 2020

Take a look at the 2019 speakers, or browse through the whole programme  – there were so many great sessions to choose from.  We plan to make the 2020 programme even more attractive.

If you didn’t make it to the 2019 festival and are looking for a “good read”  you can listen in to interviews with our fascinating speakers on festival radio replays – the link is below.

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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