Previous Literary Leicester festivals

"The quality of the speakers we saw was superb."
Dave Fisher, visitor 2012

2016

Lauren Child, Leonie Orton, Shakespeare, Charlotte Brontë, Sally Wainwright, Evelyn Waugh Day, Jaqueline Wilson, Fay Weldon and more.


2015

Raving Beauties, Elleke Boehmer, Caryl Phillips, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Louis de Bernières, Bruce Robinson, Alice in Wonderland, The Lord of the Rings and more.


2014

Eimear McBride, Will Self, Penelope Lively, Anne Fine, Cerrie Burnell, Patice Agbabi and discussion of World War One, Evelyn Waugh, Charles Darwin, Young adult fiction, Joe Orton and Sue Townsend


2013

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Michael Frayn answers audience questions at the 2013 Festival.

Richard III-bringing up the body, Amitav Ghosh, Jo Shapcott, Michael Frayn, Michael Schmidt, Paula Byrne, Roger McGough, Gillian Cross, Sarah Jackson


2012

Will Self, World War II, Carol Ann Duffy, Kes Gray, David Melling, Thomas Bloor, Chris Mullin, Charles Dickens (well, not in the flesh)


2011

Colm Tóibín, Bali Rai, Catcher in the Rye, Hermione Lee, literary biography, Julia Donaldson, slang, Alan Hollinghurst


2010

Germain Greer, Tom Holland, Joanne Harris, Dominic Kelly, Grevel Limdop, King James Bible, Winny the Witch


2009

Peter Porter, John Carey on William Golding, Writing for TV, Sarah Waters, Jacqueline Wilson, Meg Rosoff, Celebrating Pinter, RJ Ellory


2008

Philip Larkin's letters, Anthony Thwaite, David Lodge, Sue Townsend, Colin Dexter


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