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.

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