Wednesday 22 May - Sunday 2 June

The Independent Bath Literature Festival 2015 is over for another year, Bath Festivals would like to thank all the authors, audiences and everyone involved in helping the Festival celebrate its 20th anniversary over the 10 days.

Take our online Festival survey, to enter our prize draw to win a pair of Bath Spa Twilight Packages, a year’s joint Penfriends membership subscription and a selection of books from the Festival

We are now looking forward to the International Bath Music Festival Friday 15 – Tuesday 26 May 2015. General Booking opens on Tuesday 24 March. For more information and to see the programme please see our music pages.


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Kazuo Ishiguro – The Buried Giant
March 9, 2015

The last time Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro and renowned literary critic Alex Clark were in conversation at the Bath Literature Festival was ten years ago. The book under discussion ...…

The Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2015: Shortlist Announcement

Established in 1954 by a group of Russian émigrés in a house in west London, now located in Bloomsbury, Pushkin House has served for more than fifty years as a ...…

Sofka Zinovieff – “The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me”
March 7, 2015

In the Salon at the Guildhall, filled to capacity, George Miller, Editorial Director of Granta from 2002 to 2007, interviews Sofka Zinovieff about her latest book, “The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My ...…

Bliss is Beekeeping: Festival Continues Today Mary Portas, Richard & Judy and more

Bliss is Beekeeping – John Carey Aside from being emeritus Merton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, a prominent literary reviewer, and the author of books on Donne, ...…

Bliss is Turkey – Elif Shafak.. Festival continues.. Today Kazuo Ishiguro
March 6, 2015

Bliss is Turkey – Elif Shafak To a packed hall, Elif Shafak, the bestselling Turkish writer, who has published nine works of fiction, and four of non-fiction, been translated into over ...…