Festival dates: Wednesday 18th – Sunday 22nd September 2019

We are delighted to reveal the names who’ll be appearing at our 11th anniversary Festival – our biggest year yet. Five days packed with best-selling authors, lively panel debate, workshops and more events for children than ever before!

The 2019 Festival programme includes:
Dame Hilary Mantel, Robert Harris, Cressida Cowell, Jenny Eclair, James Runcie, Kirsty Wark, Dr David Nott, Joanne Harris, Peter Hanington, Christina Lamb, Adam Kay, Lisa Jewell, Emma Smith, Louis de Bernières, John Lewis-Stempel, Baroness Camilla Cavendish, Melanie Reid, Tom Holland, Susie Orbach, Tracy Borman, Diana Darke, Alison Weir, Paul Mason, Dominic Sandbrook, Diane Setterfield, Felicity Cloake, Tanya Landman, Simon James and many more…

Tickets on sale now

Thanks To Our Partners & Supporters

Whitton and Laing
The Tipsy Merchant,Budleigh Salterton
Starfish Accommodation
M&S Food Hall
Salcombe Gin
Howdens Joinery
The Arts Society, Budleigh Salterton
Earls Coffee House,Budleigh Salterton
Sidmouth College

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.

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…

‘Every tiny detail was thought about, and it was simply a pleasure.’
Caroline Elton, Author of Also Human

‘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?

Take a peek at our film to capture a taste of last year’s events and we look forward to seeing you in September!