Loving My World,Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

This Year’s (Slightly Different) Festival
Wednesday 16th – Sunday 20th September 2020

We have been watching Government guidelines carefully, and clearly the Festival won’t be able to go ahead in its normal form this year as we need to keep our team and our audiences as safe as possible. But we are determined to bring a Festival to you and are putting together a brilliant programme most of which will be available here so you can enjoy it from the safety of your home.

We will be announcing full details in the next few weeks so keep checking back!

The 2019 Festival programme included:
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…

We’ll also have one-off events early in 2021, so watch this space!

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.

Take a peek at our film to capture a taste of this year’s Festival events and we look forward to seeing you again in September 2020!

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…

‘I had a fantastic time. The festival was such a pleasure to be part of – brilliantly organised, wonderful audiences and good book sales to boot!’
Henry Hemming, author of Our Man in New York

‘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?

‘How right everyone is to say that it’s the best hospitality on the circuit. I had a great time, and felt so well looked-after in every way. Particularly impressed by your command of the weather!’
Emma Darwin, author of This is Not a Book About Charles Darwin