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​​The Alderney Literary Trust is proud to announce The Blonde Hedgehog as our Title Sponsor for the 2022 Alderney Literary Festival!
Enjoy our Festival with a special luxury weekend break at The Blonde Hedgehog. Details here.


What the authors say

"The organisation was flawless and that's WHY this festival and the last were such a success. It's a great mix of contributors, organisers and audience. There's no festival quite like it."
Simon Scarrow

"I have never been so well looked after at any literary festival - the atmosphere is completely unique, and the islanders are literate, engaging and inspiring. If you haven't been, go! You won't forget it." Manda Scott

"So jealous of everyone at Alderney Lit Fest this weekend. Last year was one of the best times of my life. One of the best book festivals in the WORLD!!!! If you missed this year, plan to go to the next. I kid you not. Do it."
S J A Turney

Our 2022 Alderney Literary Festival Sponsors
The Trustees of the Alderney Literary Trust are grateful to the following companies, organisations, and individuals for their generous support of the Alderney Literary Festival:

AY Enterprise Trust       CHANNELISLES.NET  

Kay Parnwell        Nigel Meyer & Susan Smyth
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Supported by Guernsey Arts

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States of Alderney
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Lady Aeronauts
Fallen Idols
Mrs England
Mother of the Brontes
A Net for Small Fishes
The Shadowy Third
Traitor King
A House Divided
About the Festival

The Alderney Literary Festival is the Channel Island's boutique festival of historical literature, where people who enjoy reading and writing about the past come together 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 fiction and non-fiction. 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.

In this Festival, history is explored through biographies, thrillers and crime stories, the fantastical and the supernatural, romance, adventure, warfare and political analysis. Our guest authors bring fresh insights into old events, reinterpret them in the light of new evidence, and make history relevant to the present time.

Below are some of the books featured in our previous Festivals.

Smoke and Ashes HB
Blood and Sand
The Woolgrower's Companion by Joy Rhoade
german army defece of the reich
The Return of the Courtesan (1) copy
Golden Hill pb
F&F Cover (UK) (3) copy
9781781314982 copy
White Chrysanthemum