Alderney Literary Festival 20-22 March 2020
We have all our guest authors for the 2020 Alderney Literary Festival! Find out who they are here and check out their Festival books.
We will confirm the Festival programme in December and tickets will go on sale in early January. Sign up for our newsletter to get our news first and to have priority online booking for Festival tickets.

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About the Festival

The Alderney Literary Festival is the Channel Island's boutique history festival, where people who enjoy reading and writing about the past come together to talk books and have a great weekend.

The Festival takes place over a long weekend every March in the historic Island Hall, Alderney's seat of government, built in 1763. We keep audiences small to create an intimate and friendly feel to this 'salon' style gathering of historians, biographers, novelists, and fans of historical literature.

In the Festival, history is explored through factual and fiction writing: biographies, thrillers and crime stories, the fantastical and the supernatural, romance, adventure, warfare and political analysis, and even poetry. We ask our guest authors to throw new light on old events and reinterpret them anew to make history relevant in the present time.

In 2017, we inaugurated a special speaker slot - the Festival's Debut Novelist - inviting a new author who we believe is one to watch for the future. We select our Debut Novelist - historian or fiction author - based on the book's combined criteria of: readability & quality of the language, comprehensibility of the research, and the ability to bring that period to life.

The 2020 Alderney Literary Festival Books

Staes of Alderney
Guernsey Arts Commission

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