Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 November
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Winter Festival Pass
Access all areas at the Winter Festival online 2020The Festival Pass gives you access to all events at the Winter Festival Online for a humble £25. Enjoy the best of fresh fiction, politics, nature writing, poetry, comedy, and so much more all from the cosiness and comfort of your own home. You can only buy 1 festival pass per registered user.
Calling all book lovers – put your book down, the kettle on and settle in for a literary love-in of the most indulgent kind.In conversation with Nina Stibbe, author and winner of the 2020 Comedy Women in Print Prize for Fiction.
Lara Feigel & Amanda Craig
Lara Feigel has given The Group a makeover and Amanda Craig has taken the premise of Strangers on a Train and made it her own in The Golden Rule. A fascinating discussion where they reflect on the process of writing.In conversation with Alex Clark, writer and beloved Festival chair
James O'Brien with David Runciman
LBC writer and broadcaster James O’Brien, well-known for his forensic interview style, is in the hot seat questioned by David Runciman for this special recording.In conversation with David Runciman, author and Professor of Politics at Cambridge University
Dara McAnulty & Robert Macfarlane
Come and see what hope looks like and hear about the extraordinary life of Dara McAnulty, winner of The Wainwright Prize, longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and a truly remarkable writer.
In conversation with Robert Macfarlane, academic, best-selling nature writer and Honorary Festival Patron
Hazel Press Launch
We’re privileged to be hosting the launch of a new and visionary home for poetry – Hazel Press. With poetry from Sean Borodale, Ella Duffy, Matthew Hollis, and Anna Selby. With thanks to Daphne Astor and Hazel Press.
Jay Bernard & Raymond Antrobus
An unmissable encounter between two outstanding poets who have each been honored with the Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry.
After decades spent observing birds, Esther Woolfson now turns her gimlet eye to reflect more broadly on the relationship between humans and animals and how we, the humans that is, don’t always come out covered in glory.In conversation with India Bourke, online editor for the New Statesman's international edition
Join prize-winning author and journalist Madeleine Bunting to hear why she believes we need a radical reassessment of the many vital forms of care on which we all depend.In conversation with Anoosh Chakelian, New Statesman's Britain editor
What is the best way to live? Matt Haig discusses this fresh and life-affirming new novel.In conversation with Alex Clark, Honorary Patron and Festival chair
Vesper Flights confirms Helen Macdonald as one of this century’s greatest nature writers.In conversation with Tom Gatti, Deputy Editor of New Statesman
Kadiatu & Konya Kanneh-Mason
A story about race, immigration and education, and a story about a mother, her family, music and love.In conversation with Anoosh Chakelian, New Statesman's Britain editor
Nina Stibbe & Helen Lederer
Helen Lederer and this year’s winner of the Comedy Women in Print Prize, Nina Stibbe, will discuss the prize and Nina's hilarious and gloriously uplifting Reasons to be Cheerful. With thanks to the Comedy Women in Print Prize.