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For the Love of Words: The Alderney Literary Festival 2023

by Karen Rollins Mar 6, 2023

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Alderney Literary Trust

Fans of words and storytelling should make their way to Alderney in March for the Alderney Literary Festival of Historical Literature.

The popular event is on from 17-19 March at the Island Hall, Connaught Square. The theme for 2023 is ‘Mistaken History: Historical narrative versus historical truth’.

This year’s festival programme includes established and emerging authors including Andrew Taylor, author of The Shadows of London; Nick Jubber, winner of the Dolman Travel Book Award; award-winning historian of Soviet cultural politics and Russian ballet, Christina Ezrahi; Director of the Egypt Exploration Society, Carl Graves; and author and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Anne Sebba.

On Friday 17 March, a panel discussion exploring the topic ‘Can historical narratives ever be the truth?’ will feature historian Helen Castor and prize-winning debut novelist Sean Lusk. The discussion will be facilitated by the festival’s chairman, Tony Riches.

Alderney’s annual book festival is highly anticipated because of its unique blend of discussions and readings from bestselling guest authors. Audience numbers are limited which gives each talk a uniquely, intimate ambience.

For more information and to buy a ticket, visit the official Alderney Literary Trust website.


The Alderney Literary Festival was created by the Alderney Literary Trust, a non-profit organisation, to “inspire a love of words.” 

According to the Trust’s website, the festival gathers “historians, biographers, novelists, and fans of historical fiction and non-fiction” for a long weekend of insightful discussions on world history.

Sources: Alderney Literary Trust and ChannelEye.