Guernsey Literary Festival

Guernsey Literary Festival

The Guernsey Literary Festival is back in business!

This year's speakers include bestselling novelist Joanne Harris, Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon, environmental campaigner Tom Rivett-Carnac, and writer and frontline NHS nurse Christie Watson.

Covid restrictions mean UK-based authors will not be on the island in person but will speak to live audiences at Les Cotils via video link, with the talks also live-streamed at the same time.

We're also excited to be hosting lots of events with local writers at the Library, including:

COULD A CLASSIC BENTLEY CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE MED?
A new travelogue from local author Fergus Dunlop
Tues 27 April, 18.00-19.00

LEAVING HOME: EMIGRATION, LANGUAGE AND LOSS
A new poetry collection from local poet Geneve Chao
Thurs 29 April, 18.00-19.00

BETWEEN THE TIDES
A new collection of poems and paintings from local poet and artist Trudie Shannon
Tues 4 May, 18.00-19.00

DESERT RAIDS WITH THE SAS
Local writer Gerald Hough discusses the wartime experiences of his father, Major Anthony Hough
Thurs 6 May, 18.00-19.00

DOWN...BUT NOT OUT
A memoir on mental health from local writer Mat Desforges
Weds 12 May, 18.00-19.00

THE ASTONISHING FUTURE OF ALEX NOBODY
An exciting new book for children aged 9-11 from Guernsey-born author Kate Gilby-Smith.
Sat 15 May, 10.00-11.00

These events are FREE but booking is essential on the Literary Festival website.