Founded in 2003, Cambridge Literary Festival is 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, children's events and lots more.
DIARY DATES 2016
Svetlana Alexievich: 31 May
Winter Festival: 27 November
Author Jill Dawson relaxing at Cambridge Wine Merchants before the launch of her latest novel, The Crime Writer. A splendid soirée of fizz, fun and fine conversation!
TODAY is the day that Svetlana Alexievich's latest book, 'Second-Hand Time' is published in English translation for the first time. Hurrah! Don't forget to pick up a copy from our festival booksellers, Heffers, who will be based at the Cambridge Union during Svetlana's event at 6.30pm on Tuesday 31 May. We look forward to seeing you there! http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/books/svetlana-alexievich-a-nobel-laureate-of-russian-misery-has-her-english-debut.html?_r=0
Congratulations to Han Kang who has just won the Man Booker International Prize with her novel 'The Vegetarian.' http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/16/man-booker-international-prize-serves-up-victory-to-the-vegetarian-han-kang-deborah-smith
Cambridge Literary Festival shared The Kite Teaching School Alliance, Cambridge's post.
Cambridgeshire children enjoyed another brilliant Big Read and Write in March with author Chris Priestley. We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year's county-wide competition goes to a Year 5 pupil at Mayfield Primary School. Well done to everyone who entered - keep on reading, keep on writing!