Friday 26 February - Sunday 6 March


The Independent Bath Literature Festival is celebrating 21 years!

Consistently at the centre of local, national and international debate, the Festival features some of the most intelligent, creative, and cutting edge thinkers of today. ‘There were passionate questions and comments from the audience who were clearly engaged and buzzing. This was live!

Artistic Director Viv Groskop, is an acclaimed critic, columnist and broadcaster. We are delighted that she will be delivering her third Literature Festival in 2016.

In its twenty one year history the Independent Bath Literature Festival has hosted Nobel and Booker Prize winners such as Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hilary Mantel and Howard Jacobson; leading political thinkers from Tony Benn and Tariq Ali to Anna Politkovskaya and Eric Hobsbawm, poets ranging from poets laureate Ted Hughes, Andrew Motion and Carol Ann Duffy to Wendy Cope and Simon Armitage, and humourists from Garrison Keillor and Terry Pratchett to Steve Bell.

The Festival is strongly connected to the city and its people. With events taking place in historic buildings throughout the town, we have a unique opportunity to match architecture and theme.
The 2016 Independent Bath Literature Festival takes place over ten days, from Friday 26th February to Sunday 6th March.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

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