The first ever Alderney Literary Festival – “Facts & Fiction”

Top best-selling international authors of history, historical fiction and thrillers will be attending Alderney’s first ever Literary Festival.  They will head a series of presentations & forums at various historic locations across the island.

To appeal to a wide audience across different age groups, the Alderney Literary Trust has produced a versatile and inspiring programme of over 25 events including talks, presentations, forums, discussion panels, “In the Spotlight” interviews, book signings and workshops, headed by prominent historians, radio & TV presenters and best-selling historical fiction writers Tom Holland ; Prof.Tim Thornton ;Dr. Marc Morris  ; Prof. Lloyd Clark ; Adrian Murdoch; Clare Mulley as well as best-selling historical  fiction authors Carol McGrath ; M.C. Scott  ; Simon ScarrowDanuta ReahAdrian Murdoch and Alderney-based thriller writer Rachel Abbott.  More top authors are expected to confirm their attendance by January. 

The panel discussions – during which both sides are invited to voice their views about the issues surrounding the blurring of boundaries between history and literature –  promise to be lively sessions.

The programme of events starts on Thursday 19th with a creative all-day writing workshop “Presenting the Past” by top fiction author Simon Scarrow at the 4-Star Braye Beach Hotel (£75).

The Alderney Literary Festival will be officially opened by author M C Scott on Friday 20 March at 09:30

In addition to literary sessions, presentation and workshops, the programme of events from 20 to 22 March will include guided tours of historic buildings by Alderney historian Dr. Trevor Davenport , historical film suppers at the Braye Beach Hotel and film nights at the Alderney Cinema showing historical movies,  a nocturnal encounter with the ghosts haunting Fort Tourgis staged by the Alderney Theatre Group, and a Roman Banquet Festival Dinner with a surprise guest speaker on Saturday evening 21 March at the Braye Beach Hotel.

Details of the programme are now being finalised and will be published on this website section by the end  January 2015.

For any enquiries  please email

Tickets go on sale end January 2015 (online booking will be available).

The Alderney Literary Festival is  supported by The Guernsey Arts Commission and the States of Alderney.

For more information, please contact the Alderney Literary Trust on 01481 823246 or email


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