The Althorp Literary Festival

Friday 5th October - Sunday 7th October, 2018

The 15th annual Althorp Literary Festival will take place on

  Friday 5th October – Sunday 7th October, 2018.

Described as a Literary Festival like no other, Althorp’s Literary Festival is now entering its 15th year. A unique celebration of the written word, the festival takes place against the backdrop of one of England’s most beautiful private, historic houses.


2018 Althorp Literary Festival Confirmed Speakers

…with more to be announced soon.

  • Nadine Akkerman
  • Paddy Ashdown
  • Kenneth Baker
  • Chris Bonington
  • Tracy Borman
  • Paula Byrne, in conversation with Jonathan Bate
  • Helen Castor, in conversation with Jessie Childs
  • Sarah Churchwell
  • Algy Cluff
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • George Courtauld
  • Julian Fellowes
  • Peter Frankopan
  • Julia Gray
  • Timothy Henry
  • Christian Hook
  • Simon Jenkins
  • Alan Johnson
  • Dan Jones and Marina Amaral
  • Rachel Kelly
  • Simon Kerry
  • Leanda de Lisle
  • Alexander McCall-Smith
  • Allison Pearson
  • Rowan Pelling
  • Helen Rappaport
  • Mike Read
  • Miranda Seymour
  • Dan Snow
  • Charles Spencer
  • A.N Wilson
  • Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami