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Guernsey Literary Festival 2024

23 April - 5 May

The Guernsey Literary Festival is a vibrant celebration of the world of literature.

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The Guernsey Literary Festival 2024 is a vibrant celebration of the world of literature set on the beautiful Channel Island in April and May.

One of the leading literary festivals in the UK, the festival will feature novelists John Boyne and Louis de Bernières, chef Michel Roux, Mike Brearley and Pat Nevin from the world of sport, journalist Bryony Gordon, and Louise Minchin and Sarah Beeny.

Expect plenty of book readings and signings as well as meet and greets as readers can come up close to some of their favourite authors. There will be a series of workshops, tea parties and events aimed at children held parallel to the festival.

Louis de Bernieres c Ivon Bartholomew
Louis de Bernieres c Ivon Bartholomew

Guernsey Literary Festival 2024 Events

A lit of authors attending and the schedule of events for the 2024 festival can be found here.

When is Guernsey Literary Festival 2024?

The book festival will be held from 23 April to 5 May 2024.

Where Is It Held?

It is held on the Channel Island of Guernsey in St Peter Point. Venues include The Old Government House Hotel, St James, St Pierre Park Hotel, Les Cotils and the Guille Allès Library.

Guernsey Literary Festival Tickets

You can purchase tickets direct from the website here.

Guernsey Literary Festival Poetry Competition

The festival also has a poetry competition – Poems on the Move – which this year is judged by Paul Muldoon. Details can be found here. Nine poems will be selected for the exhibition, with a further 12 for the Poems on the Buses exhibition. The categories are Open, Channel Islands Poems and Young People’s Poems (11-17).

Where To Stay on Guernsey

Camp de Reves Guernsey
Camp de Reves Guernsey

Camp de Reves is a luxurious glampsite with sea views of Guernsey’s picturesque west coast. Use the code GLF for 20% off stays from 23 April to 5 May.

How To Get To Guernsey

Aurigny (from Spring 2024) flies from London City, Stansted, Liverpool and Edinburgh airports, in addition to London Gatwick. Alternatively, take the ferry with Condor Ferries from Poole and Portsmouth.

Things To Do in Guernsey

Guernsey is a beautiful island with heaps of history. For inspiration on what to do on your visit, read Mike Pickup’s Guernsey Holidays and Sark on the Side, or visit the local tourism website.

Images provided by Visit Guernsey.


23 April
5 May


Guernsey Literary Festival
PO Box 174,
St Peter Port,GuernseyGY1 3LGUnited Kingdom
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Mark Bibby Jackson

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Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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