Literary Leicester 2017

Bringing the Best in Literature to Leicester

Literary Leicester is a completely free literature festival, hosted by the University of Leicester, which brings together a diverse range of distinguished authors in celebration of the written and spoken word.  

Save the date

The 2017 festival will take place from Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 November.

Our full programme of exciting events for 2017 will be announced soon. 

In the meantime, however, we are delighted to announce that on Saturday 18 November, two eminent sci-fi writers, Alastair Reynolds and Philip Reeve, will be joining us at the Space Centre for an afternoon of entertainment. Further information will follow shortly.

Alistair Reynolds
Alastair Reynolds


Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds, a former space scientist, is well-known for his gripping sci-fi stories, he has published 14 novels and over 60 short stories. Reynolds studied astronomy before going to work for the European Space Agency in the Netherlands as an astrophysicist. His most recent novel is Revenger, published in 2016, and he is currently completing a sequel to his earlier book, The Prefect

Philip Reeve
Philip Reeve




Philip Reeve 

Multi-award-winning sci-fi author, Philip Reeve, has written numerous novels for young science fiction fans. His first novel, Mortal Engines, was published in 2001 and is currently being adapted into a film by Peter Jackson, director, writer and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

 
Previous Festivals

Previous festivals have included Booker Prize-winning novelists and world-leading historians, famous children’s authors to panels on topical subjects such as writing and racism – Literary Leicester really does offer something for everyone.

Brilliant talks from knowledgeable and entertaining speakers. Exceeded my (high) expectations! 

- Visitor in 2016

A serious gathering, seriously run, with a seriously cosmopolitan audience... Even I enjoyed it...

- Will Self, speaker in 2014

It was very well organised and the fact it was free was even better! The festival is a chance for people not in London to get some extremely high quality literary input.

- Cath Sibley, visitor in 2012

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