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Isle of Wight Literary Festival - 2019

10 - 13 October

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Now in its eighth year, the Isle of Wight Literary Festival, based at Northwood House and various venues in Cowes, it attracts well known fiction and non fiction writers, journalists, military men, actors and historians, which has included Andrew Marr and Val McDermid. There were a few Island faces including John Hannam and Claire Sells, and there was also a Politics Panel with Michael Howard MP and Bob Seely MP.


So far this year the following have been announced:

  • Michael Morpurgo — the OBE-best-selling children's author of more than 140 books, and author of award-winning War Horse, will be speaking about his latest work to be published this summer.
  • Tristram Hunt — the historian and director of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • Henry Hemming — returning to the festival to discuss his latest book Our Man In New York: The British Battle to Bring America into the Second World War, set to publish in September.
  • Dr Daisy Dunn — a writer classicist and cultural critic will introduce In the Shadow of Vesuvius, a biography of Pliny the Younger
  • Hugo Vickers — the well-know writer and broadcaster will talk about The Quest for Queen Mary, based on the revealing notes about the royal family from her official biographer, kept private for 50 years.
  • Mary Lovell — the acclaimed biographer whose work ranges from Bess of Hardwick to Amelia Earhart and the Churchill family.


For more information: IWLF

Last updated 3:16pm on 12 March 2019

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