Listen to the world’s top authors at The Bath Literature Festival

Bath, Somerset

Historical architecture, famous writers, highbrow debate and piles of books… What more could you ask for from a literature event?

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What’s impressive about the Bath Literature Festival is the sheer calibre of writers, political thinkers, poets and humorists it manages to attract every year. In its 17-year history, the festival’s hosted word-masters have included Doris Lessing, Hilary Mantel and Kazuo Ishiguro, as well as Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy, Tony Benn and Terry Pratchett.

Unlike many lit fests, at Bath the historical architecture of the town is taken into account, with locations carefully chosen to complement the theme of the discussions, book readings and Q&As. The event thrives on audience interaction, and in the run-up to the festival the town’s inhabitants take part in the Big Bath Read, a massive book group to really start the juices flowing.

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