Guernsey Literary Festival tickets now on sale

Literary Festival takes place from 16th-20th September 2015 with a line up including Deborah Moggach, Will Self and Prue Leith

Castle Cornet St Peter Port Guernsey


Tickets are now on sale for the fourth Guernsey Literary Festival, which takes place from 16th-20th September 2015. The line-up includes a wide range of literary figures including cook, Prue Leith; author of bestselling Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach; author and journalist, Will Self and children’s book illustrator, Korky Paul. Over the four days there will be creative talks, workshops, film screenings and family story sessions. The growing diary of events can be seen at:

The festival will mainly be based in Guernsey’s capital St. Peter Port. Venues include hotels, the inflatable Literary Festival Hub and even Hauteville House, where Victor Hugo penned Les Misérables.

Event tickets cost from £4 to £25 and are bookable at:

Top events and speakers include:

Deborah Moggach- Deborah Moggach is the much-loved author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and new book Heartbreak Hotel. She will be joined by her daughter, debut novelist Lottie Moggach, in a talk sharing their love of fiction, their inspirations and Lottie’s affecting debut novel Kiss Me First. Tickets cost £6.

Jack Straw- British politician and former Lord Chancellor Jack Straw will run a business breakfast, based around his 2012 autobiography Last Man Standing: Memoirs of a Political Survivor. Tickets cost £25.

Prue Leith- World renowned cook, Prue Leith, will host a talk about her eventful and highly successful work as a writer and businesswoman and her latest novel The Food of Love, a wartime story of love and loss. Tickets cost £10.

Will Self- Author and journalist Will Self was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2012. Self also makes regular TV appearances on Newsnight and Question Time. The author will read from and talk about his novels Umbrella and Shark, the first two novels of a trilogy examining the disturbing relationship between technological advance, warfare and psychopathology in the 20th and the 21st centuries. Tickets cost £10.

Korky Paul- Illustrator of children’s books, including the much-loved Winnie the Witch series. His illustrations, executed with bright watercolours and pen and ink, are full of visual jokes and witty details. Korky will run a family event with tickets costing £6.

Mat Kirby- Mat directed the multi-award winning short film, The Phone Call, starring Jim Broadbent and Sally Hawkins. Mat will talk about his film before a screening. The film is based around Heather, a shy call centre worker. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man, she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever. Tickets are £6.

Naomi Wood- Author of 2014 novel, Mrs Hemingway, which is told from the perspective of each of Ernest Hemingway’s four wives. Wood’s extensive research for her creative interpretation of Hemingway’s life took her all around the world and she gained a deep insight into this enigmatic and troubled writer and the women he loved, married and deceived. Tickets to her talk cost £6.

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