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Spotlight on Elif Shafak

We are delighted to offer a Spotlight on one of our Honorary Patron’s, Elif Shafak. Timed to coincide with the publication of an essay in the New Statesman, we are making available to you the full A Room Of One’s Own Lecture to watch and enjoy, filmed at our Spring Festival.

Elif has graciously taken part in a number of festival events over the years, celebrating some of the wonderful books that she has written as well as hosting and chairing events.

We are very lucky to have recordings of several of her events which are available to watch or listen to in our CLF Player.

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Enjoy some of the finest cultural and political writers of our time including John Gray, Andrew Marr, Ali Smith, Elif Shafak and Rowan Williams.

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One-Off Events in May

We had a wonderful Spring Festival

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Spring Festival 2024 now available to watch online

Don’t worry – you can watch and listen to all the events recorded at the Spring Festival plus over 350 events from previous festivals.

For just £15 a year you can listen or watch award winning authors anytime, on any device from anywhere in the world.

Trust 47 - Autumn 2023

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

Thanks to our supporters and partners