Best UK literary festivals and book fairs 2023-2024

Founded in 2007, Henley Literary Festival has “firmly established itself” as one of the UK’s most popular literary festivals, said Featuring talks, performances and conversations for adults and children, 2023’s speakers include Theresa May, Ben Okri, Sophy Henn, Robert Peston, Jacqueline Wilson, Gary Younge and Judy Murray. There will also be pop-up events with Rick Stein, Sara Pascoe, Liam Brady, Philippa Gregory, James O’Brien and Phil Tufnell.