An Aushwitz holocaust survivor Iby's story was featured on the BBC TV Series My Story. Her early childhood was spent in Czechoslovakia, before her parents smuggled her to Hungary. Caught by the security police she was imprisoned and tortured before being incarcerated at Auschwitz. In 1944 she volunteered as a nurse with a slave labour transport of 500 women. Now in her 90s she will be joining us to talk about her extraordinary life and changing times on Thursday 19th October.
Janet Gleeson: 3rd Mar 2017 09:13:00
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...
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.
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.
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
Plans for this year’s festival are well underway.
...Enjoyable, engaging, enthralling...
Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.
I'm now back at my desk after Ann Cleeves' mammoth book tour and wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you for hosting such a fantastic event for us. It was a definite highlight out of the 30 events!
Thank you for organising the Dorchester Literary Festival. It was our first year...and will certainly attend again. We particularly enjoyed Victoria Hislop (with a good interviewer), Kate Adie and Dr Julia Shaw on Memory - excellent presentation and interesting subject.
Absolute pleasure, thanks for such an enjoyable night. I think having Tony Robinson there promoting his autobiography was a great idea...
It was much appreciated that you included Victoria Hislop in this year's festival. As always she was charming and entertaining.