Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival - Amelia

Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival returns in 2024 from Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th May!

With last year's festival attracting over 5000 people to the town, across 44 events, Lit Fest '24 is set yet again to enthral and engage, whether you love books or simply have a curious mind. Events will be held in the Assembly Hall Theatre, The Amelia Scott, The Forum, Trinity Theatre and The Marquee in Calverley Grounds.

Biography and Memoir

Book Michael Ball - Different Aspects
Thu 09 May, 7.30pm  
  Book Michael Palin - Great-Uncle Harry
Fri 10 May, 7.30pm
  Book Lenny Henry - Rising to the Surface
Sat 11 May, 7.30pm


Book Liz Earle - A Better Second Half
Fri 10 May, 5.00pm

Children's Fiction

Liz Pichon
- Tom Gates Series
Thu 09 May, 10.00am
Book Anita Mangan - The Day I Fell Down The Toilet
Sat 11 May, 10.00am
  Book Alex Brooks - Why, oh why, am I a Crocodile & Insects, Bugs & Rock 'n' Roll
Sat 11 May, 10.30am & 2.00pm

Book Adam Stower - Murray and Bun
Sun 12 May, 12.00pm
  Book Laura Noakes - Cosima Unfortunate Steals a Star
Sun 12 May, 1.30pm


Book Cathy Newman - The Ladder: Life Lessons From Women Who Have Scaled The Heights and Dodged The Snakes
Sat 11 May, 2.00pm

History and Factual

Book Tracy Borman - Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History
Thu 09 May, 6.00pm


Book Rosie Hewlett - Medea
Fri 10 May, 6.00pm


Book Speech Bubbles with Adam Power-Annand
Sat 11 May, 11.00am

Young Adult

Book Simon James Green & Charlie Kristensen - Boy Like Me
Thu 09 May, 4.15pm

Crime and True Crime

Book Local Crime Fiction Author Panel
Sun 12 May, 2.00pm
  Book Peter James - They Thought I was Dead
Sat 11 May, 4.00pm


Book Geoff Norcott - A British Bloke Decoded
Fri 10 May, 7.30pm


Over the coming weeks, the full cast of authors and illustrators will be revealed, ranging from internationally acclaimed industry veterans to the local, the young and the new, and it promises once again to be a festival that truly delivers something for everyone!

The Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival is generously supported by Arts Council England (ACE), Royal Tunbridge Wells Together, and Berry and Lamberts Solicitors.

Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival
Tunbridge Wells
09 May 24 - 12 May 24

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