Festival dates: 19th – 23rd September 2018

Thank you all for coming! Next year’s dates: 18th – 22nd September 2019

budleigh salterton literary festival

We are delighted to reveal the names who’ll be appearing at our 10th anniversary Festival – which this year is bigger than ever before. Five days packed with best-selling authors, lively panel debate, workshops and more events for children!

In an exclusive Masterclass, Festival President Dame Hilary Mantel shares the writing tips that make her a bestselling author worldwide.

The 2018 Festival programme includes:
Lucy Worsley, John McCarthy, Michael Rosen, Dr Adam Rutherford, Wendy Cope, Dame Hilary Mantel, Patrick Gale, Kate Mosse, Sir Michael Morpurgo, Lucy Siegle, Dan Crickshank, Mary Colwell, Hannah Fry, Sarah Winman, Kirsty Gunn, Lynne Truss, Ben Kane, Johnny Mercer, Christie Watson, Kate Morton, Andrew Miller, Raynor Winn, Julian Baggini, Fiona Sampson, Lalage Snow, John Boyne and many more .  And all this beside the sea at Budleigh Salterton in the balmy days of September.

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival is a powerful blend of challenging debate, inspiring ideas, new fiction, and best-selling, award-winning writing combined with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, making it one of the most exciting and burgeoning literary festivals in the UK.

Thanks To Our Partners & Supporters

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…

‘Everyone so kind – it was so enjoyable.’
Keggie Carew, author of Dadland.

‘I was frankly bowled over by how big and professional and smooth running it was. Fantastic!’
Tim Pears, author of The Horseman.

‘Such a heavenly experience. Glorious setting, lovely audience, expert but kindly interviewer.’
Allison Pearson, author of How Hard Can It Be?

2018 Festival Programme

Here is a video reminder of our fantastic 2017 Literary Festival.