The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits)
Jeremy Irons reminisces about his childhood on the island an reads Lewis Carroll's poem "The Hunting of the Snark (an Agony in Eight Fits)"
Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix
"Wild Thing" brings together the splendour and sadness of musical genius and showman Jimi Hendrix's brief life.
The American Duchess
In this intimate retelling of the love story of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, Anna Pasternak tells how twisted gossip and public distrust has always haunted women who dare to fall for an Eng...
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Adventurer and record-breaking sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston discusses his extraordinary life. The first man ever to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world, Knox-Johnsto...
About the digital festival and the history of the Literary Festival
The Patrons, Trustees and Supporters of IWLF
Trustees and supporters talk about the background to the festival how it is run by volunteers.
IWLF Schools programme
Mark Waldron, Head of Ryde School
Local extremely talented Thomas Luke has provided a soundtrack for this session.
White King: The Tragedy of Charles I
Leanda de Lisle
Leanda de Lisle looks at the myths and the tragedy, an epic story of glamour, strong women, populist politicians, war and religious terror that surround Charles I.
Resolution: Two Brothers, a Nation in Crisis
David Rutland and Emma Ellis
Based upon the detailed archives held at Belvoir Castle, and drawing on a wealth of primary research, Resolution charts the lives and fortunes of two eighteenth-century aristocratic brothe...
She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen: British Women in India
Katie Hickman reveals the life and times of hundreds of women who make their way across the sea to India from the very early seventeenth century, and changed history.
Interview with local MP
Bob talks about the Isle of Wight Literary Festival and current issues affecting the Isle of Wight.
An Illustrated Life
Award winning children’s author/illustrator Nicholas Allan talks about his life; reads from his well-known books and performs magic tricks!
The Beatles Lyrics: The Unseen Story Behind Their Lyrics
Hunter Davies shares the engaging stories behind the lyrics of The Beatles’ songs.
Marigolds, Myrtle and Moles: A Gardener's Bedside Book
Alan Titchmarsh shares his reflections on the benefits of gardening and reads poems from his latest book.
Taming The Four Horsemen: Radical solutions to Pandemics, War, Famine and the Death of the Planet
Robin Hanbury--Tenison shares his radical solutions for the challenges facing us today. He makes a persuasive case for tranformational change.
Marconi on the Isle of Wight
Tim explores Italian inventor Gugliemo Marconi's early work on the Isle of Wight from 1897.