Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Speakers  Announced

We are delighted to announce speakers for the Isle of Wight Literary Festival, 5th-8th October. History, crime, nature, fiction and topical issues are among the subjects that will be discussed. We’ll be adding more names so keeping checking our website and start planning your 2023 Festival experience.

Isle of Wight Book Awards 2023

We’re pleased to be associated with the Isle of Wight Book Awards, which is in its second year. There are three categories with the awards’ founder Hunter Davies once again judging the non-fiction books; Alan Titchmarsh, the Festival’s Vice Patron, resuming his role overseeing the children’s books; and this year they are joined by fiction judge Georgina Moore, who is a publicist for some of the biggest names in literature and whose debut novel, The Garnett Girls, is based on the island. Georgina is one of the speakers at this year’s Festival.

To find out more about the awards, click on the logo of the Isle of Wight Book Awards.

Steve Ancsell and the award-winning team AirwavesTV that produces Cowes Week provided coverage for the 2022 Festival.   Steve and team, who have produced our two digital festivals, carried out interviews with speakers and others involved in the festival set up and recorded several speakers.

You can watch interviews  and digital sessions from previous years on the Isle of Wight Literary Festival You Tube channel.

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