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Ian Mortimer  The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

Ian Mortimer The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history... [Janet Gleeson: 15th Mar 2017 16:26:00]

Fergal Keane  Wounds

Fergal Keane Wounds

Fergal Keane OBE will join us at the Dorchester Literary Festival to talk about his latest book Wounds A Memoir of Love and War, a family story of a murder, blood and betrayal that tore an Irish town apart and causes men to be silent still. [Janet Gleeson: 15th Mar 2017 16:20:00]

Thomasina Miers  Home Cook

Thomasina Miers Home Cook

Thomasina Miers, founder of Wahaca, winner of BBC Masterchef in 2005, will be joining us to talk about Home Cook her book of over 300 of her favourite, fuss free, mouthwatering recipes. [Janet Gleeson: 3rd Mar 2017 09:22:00]

Iby Knill  The Woman with Nine Lives

Iby Knill The Woman with Nine Lives

An Auschwitz Holocaust survivor, Iby Knill survived capture, imprisonment and torture before volunteering as a nurse with a slave labour transport. Now in her 90s she will join us to tell her remarkable story. [Janet Gleeson: 3rd Mar 2017 09:13:00]

A N Wilson   Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker

A N Wilson Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker

Best selling historian A N Wilson will talk about his latest book a radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin [Janet Gleeson: 3rd Mar 2017 09:07:00]

Festival Sponsors

Festival Sponsors

Plans for this year’s festival are well underway. [Janet Gleeson: 9th Jan 2017 10:01:00]

Review of Dorchester Literary Festival 2016

Review of Dorchester Literary Festival 2016

The review of the Dorchester Literary Festival 2016 is in, you can read the full review on the homepage of our site. We'd love to hear any feedback from any visitors that came along to the 2016 festival. [Dorchester Literary Festival: 7th Dec 2016 15:21:00]

Programme for Dorchester Literary Festival 2016

Programme for Dorchester Literary Festival 2016

Here's the confirmed programme for the festival this year. [Jon Sloper: 6th Oct 2016 12:48:00]

DLF back bigger and better says Dorset Echo.

[Helen Mockridge: 29th Jul 2016 14:05:00]

New Chapter in Dorchester Literary Festival

Festival all set for the next chapter, writes Harry Hogger in the Dorset Echo... [Janet Gleeson: 25th Apr 2016 09:38:00]

Dr Julia Shaw and The Memory Illusion

Dr Julia Shaw and The Memory Illusion

Forensic psychologist Dr Julia Shaw shows the astonishing ways memories are not as reliable as we think in a fascinating insight into the human brain. [Janet Gleeson: 16th Mar 2016 10:33:00]

Lord Dannatt discusses Boots on the Ground

Lord Dannatt discusses Boots on the Ground

Richard Dannatt chronicles the army's history since 1945 and talks about his new book Boots on the Ground [Janet Gleeson: 14th Mar 2016 17:46:00]

Hardy Today : best-selling panellists announced

Hardy Today : best-selling panellists announced

Rachel Joyce and Dinah Jefferies talk about strong women and Hardy's legacy in modern fiction with Dr Tony Fincham [Janet Gleeson: 14th Mar 2016 17:40:00]

Tracy Chevalier Talks Apples

Tracy Chevalier Talks Apples

Our patron Tracy Chevalier will be reading from her new book On the Edge of the Orchard and chatting to award winning cider maker Penny Strong about the trials and triumphs of apple growing and cider making. [Helen Mockridge: 14th Mar 2016 17:33:00]

Kate Adie to share her Desert Island Books with Paul Atterbury

Kate Adie to share her Desert Island Books with Paul Atterbury

Kate Adie will choose eight books that have inspired her in conversation with Paul Atterbury on Sunday 23rd October at 5.00pm [Janet Gleeson: 14th Mar 2016 17:21:00]

River Cottage Forager John Wright confirmed for DLF on Friday 21st October.

River Cottage Forager John Wright confirmed for DLF on Friday 21st October.

One of Britain's best known naturalists talks to us about one of Britain's most characteristic landscape features; the humble hedgerow and tells us why they are so important. [Helen Mockridge: 14th Mar 2016 17:03:00]

This Year's Events

Feedback

  • We really enjoyed the talks we attended... and look forward to next year's event... Kate Adie was brilliant

    Audience Feedback
    Feedback From 2015 Festival

  • The festival was well organised, we enjoyed the talks we attended and very much hope to attend next year.

    Sue Jennings
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • Kate Adie's Desert Island Books was thoroughly enjoyable! I had no idea she was (a) so glamorous and (b) so delightfully funny.

    Sue Slater
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • I thoroughly enjoyed all six events I attended and would have done many more if my time had allowed. Congratulations to all the people involved for a very well organised event. I am most certainly looking forward to next year's events calendar- the dates are already in my diary.

    Andrea Clarke
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.

    Catherine Mayer
    Feedback From 2015 Festival

  • It is really great to have a Literary Festival in Dorchester and I really appreciate all the hard work that goes into making it happen.

    Janet Evans
    Feedback From 2016 Festival