Cambridge Literary Festival

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Winter Festival 2023

Thursday 16 November – Sunday 19 November


Black History Month 2023 recognises and celebrates the invaluable contributions of black people to society.

The theme  ‘Saluting our Sisters’ highlights the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities.

This year’s celebration will showcase pioneering black women who have made remarkable contributions to literature, music, fashion, sport, business, politics, academia, social and health care, and more.

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One-Off Events in October

Two international giants of fiction

Sandra Newman and Anne Enright make rare UK appearances to present their exciting new novels.

Trust – the free non-fiction magazine from Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford is a long-term supporter of the festival and other literary events around the UK.

Trust magazine is full of insightful articles exploring the ideas transforming how we live and work.

Find out about the sources of disruption in our fast-changing world from features about pioneering companies and conversations with visionary authors. You can also access regular book-related giveaways and hear from the winners of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

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