Guernsey Literary Festival

10 to 13 May 2018

Programme of events

See the complete festival programme, the 2018 festival is full of exciting events for all the family to enjoy. View programme


Message from the Terry Waite CBE, Honorary Chairman

Last year I had the pleasure of speaking at the Guernsey Literary Festival and this year I have the pleasure of returning not only as a speaker but also as Honorary Chairman.  This role, as I understand it, is to be of support to those who do the real work in organizing the event each year and to promote the festival at every available opportunity.

Although the Festival is a literary event, where authors will come to speak and meet face to face with the people who read their works, it is more than that.  It is a festival of the Arts which encompasses music, the graphic novel, film and many other elements which combine to make a full and exciting programme for both visitors and local people alike.

Guernsey is well placed to attract holidaymakers.  Apart from its natural beauty, and the friendliness of the local people, it is ideal for those who would wish to expand their knowledge of the arts and enjoy the real diversity that the Festival offers.

I really look forward to returning in May, not only to meet old friends once again but to welcome new ones.  If you have never been to such a Festival previously come and join us in Guernsey.  You will be made more than welcome.

Terry Waite CBE
Hon Chairman
Guernsey Literary Festival

David Charleston

David Charleston

David Charleston is a poet, teacher and bookseller. He has written four...

Gary Younge

Gary Younge

Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster and editor-at-large for The Guardian, based...

Rangan Chatterjee

Rangan Chatterjee

BBC’s Doctor in the House Dr Rangan Chatterjee is a medical doctor...

Fleur Alexander

Fleur Alexander

In this interactive and family-friendly event, you will travel through a year...

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