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
Ben Fogle and Thomasina Miers
Minette Walters is back
The Last Hours is crime-writer Minette Walters' first full length novel in ten years.
Take A Look At Our #DorchLitFest2017 Festival Flyer
We have now published the flyer for Dorchester Literary Festival 2017. Download your copy in PDF format now.
Henry Blofeld coming to Dorchester
Henry Blofeld the voice of cricket is coming to the Dorchester Literary Festival on Saturday 21st October to discuss his memoir Over and Out.
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...
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.
We thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits and all being well will be there again next year.
Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format. Great audience, acoustics...
I sip my Dorset tea and just wanted to say thanks so much for the invitation to the lit fest - I thoroughly enjoyed it...
Absolute pleasure, thanks for such an enjoyable night. I think having Tony Robinson there promoting his autobiography was a great idea...
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.