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Raworth’s Harrogate Literature Festival 2019

October 17 2019 - October 20 2019

David Cameron


Returning for its ninth year and with an exceptional line up of over 20 authors, historians, political  leaders and television presenters, Raworth’s Harrogate Literature Festival will be bringing together some of the literary world’s most renowned personalities, including the former prime minister David Cameron.

Held over the course of four literature-filled days and located within Harrogate’s spectacular and historic The Crown Hotel, festival goers will experience a range of inspiring and informative talks from the likes of journalist and BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin, businessman and author Sir Tim Waterstone, and ITV News at Ten presenter Tom Bradby.

Other speakers include historian, author and chief curator for the Royal Palaces, Tracy Borman, Scottish journalist and music writer Stuart Cosgrove, and inspirational British Army veteran Simon Weston CBE, who will be attending a literary lunch on the opening day.

David Cameron will be joining the line up for a compelling discussion with the BBC’s diplomatic correspondent, James Langlade, about his new memoir For the Record, detailing all things politics, Britain and Brexit.

Raworth’s managing partner, Zoe Robinson said: “Over the last eight years the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival has grown in importance and stature and, in my opinion, is rightly considered one of the best in the country.”

“We are very proud of our long-standing association with this event, and this year’s list of guest speakers, which is as diverse as it is long, is really exciting.”

“Thanks to the expertise of Harrogate International Festivals, The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, is where authors want to be seen and, more importantly, heard.”

Harrogate International Festivals Literature Festivals Manager, Helen Donkin said: “We are incredibly excited to be once again delivering October’s Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival.”

“Thanks to it being firmly established as one of the leading literature festivals in the UK, it means we are able to attract high calibre guest speakers, and I’m absolutely delighted with this year’s star-studded line up.”


The Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RZ


17 – 20 October 2019


Visit harrogateinternationalfestivals.com or call the Literature Festival box office to book; 01423 562 303.


October 17 2019
October 20 2019
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The Crown Hotel
Crown Place
Harrogate, HG1 2RZ United Kingdom
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