Cambridge Literary Festival

Spring & Winter Festivals + One-off events

For the love of books

Where writing and listening come together

A festival full of surprises

We listen, we think, we laugh

Bringing an eclectic mix of today’s best writers, thinkers and speakers to Cambridge all year round

19–29 November  | 40+ events


For the love of books

Throughout the year


Our Tiny Team strives to bring you exclusive, one-off events all year round

Past one-off speakers include Patti Smith, Colm Tóibín, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, and many more… 

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*NEW* CLF Player

Watch and listen to our expanding archive of over 60 audio and video recordings from our previous festivals. Delight in the world’s most engaging thinkers, speakers and writers on film and audio online, anytime.

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If you have any questions about programming, events, getting involved, accessibility, or anything else Festival related, please drop us a line! We love hearing from you. 

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