Previous Literary Leicester festivals

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Authors who have visited Literary Leicester include: Lauren Child, Louis de Bernières, Colin Dexter, Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Frayn, Amitav Ghosh, Germain Greer, Linton Kwesi Johnon, Penelope Lively, David Lodge, Roger McGough, Will Self, Colm Tóibín, Sue Townsend, Fay Weldon and Jaqueline Wilson

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

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