Surrey’s largest literary festival returns for another year and will play host to some of the biggest names, bestselling authors and bright new talent, to top names from the world of entertainment, media and sport.

Now in its 28th year Guildford Book Festival will once again be a place to be informed, inspired, and entertained. 

This year we are excited to announce that the Festival will have a new home: a dedicated Festival Marquee erected on Guildford Cricket Ground, which will play host to many of the key speakers, and act as the Festival hub. 

With more than 50 speakers throughout the week this year’s Festival promises to be another feast for book lovers.

Alex Andrews & Jane Beaton, Co-Festival Directors


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