Wednesday 22 May - Sunday 2 June

The Independent Bath Literature Festival is over for another year. Thank you to everyone who helped make it possible, authors & performers, publishers and publicists,  sponsors & partners, volunteers & stewards, and of course, our lovely audiences – we couldn’t do it without you.

The Festival will return in 2015, as will our Artistic Director, Viv Groskop. We look forward to seeing you.

If you would like to see what we got up to in 2014, please read our blog, check out our coverage in The Independent and browse the programme on ISSUU.

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July 15, 2014

The Learning and Participation team at Bath Festivals is thrilled to announce that they have been awarded a Good Practice Centre Award by Arts Award. Bath Festivals has been recognised ...…

Guest Blog: Festival Round-Up
March 20, 2014

The Independent article by Alice Jones gives an excellent account of the abundant and diverse intellectual feast that was organized and presented by the Festival staff and Viv Groskop, this ...…

Joanna Trollope: Bliss is… Jane Austen
March 18, 2014

  This year, The Independent Bath Literature Festival premiered the Bliss Lectures, a new headline strand that featured writers and thinkers talking about the one thing in life they are ...…

Guest Blog: The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
March 11, 2014

  In the Salon at the Guildhall on Saturday afternoon as the sun shines for the first time this year, the long list for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014, under ...…

Guest Blog: Great War Fashion with Lucy Adlington
March 8, 2014

On Monday afternoon a crowd waits for Lucy Adlington to appear and discus her book Great War Fashion in the Guildhall. A talk on World War I fashion could go ...…