...the new name for Cambridge Wordfest. Our festival, founded in 2003, has now become a staple of the city’s cultural calendar. Every Spring and Winter we invite you to join us in venues in the city's historic centre to engage with the newest fiction, cutting edge commentary and science, workshops, children's events and lots more.
This winter, we host a boutique festival featuring seventeen specially-crafted events across a variety of genres: whether you’re into fiction, history, memoir, activism, nature-writing, or fairytales, we have something for you. The winter festival will take place Sunday 30th November 2014 – the full programme is now avaliable, or you can sign up to our newsletter for updates. Tickets are moving fast and have even sold out for some events - so get yours before they're gone.
Joanna Walsh asks "Why must the 'best new writers' always be under 40?" ...but are they though? What do you think? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/14/best-new-writers-always-under-40-lists-young-joanna-walsh
How well do you keep up with the latest literary news and book gossip? Take the Waterstones' "The Week in Books" quiz to test your knowledge! http://www.waterstones.com/blog/2014/11/waterstones-week-in-books-quiz-14th-november-2014/
Really thrilled to have a piece in the Cambridge News today - what are your top picks from our Winter Festival line-up? http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge-Literary-Festival-Winter-2014-8211/story-24545535-detail/story.html
How exciting! Not one, not two, but THREE authors from Cambridge Literary Festival's line-up this winter have been nominated for the Costa Book Awards 2014! 'How to be Both' by Ali Smith (Goldsmiths Prize winner 2014, Man Booker Prize short-list 2014) has been short-listed for the Costa Novel Award 2014, whilst Samuel Johnson Prize winner Helen Macdonald's 'H is for Hawk' and Samuel Johnson Prize short-listed John Campbell's 'Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life' have been short-listed for the Costa Biography Award 2014. Fingers crossed for all those nominated! http://www.waterstones.com/blog/2014/11/costa-book-awards-shortlists-announced/