Congratulations to Mahsuda Snaith, the 2014 winner of the SI Leeds Literary Prize. Mahsuda won for her novel The Constellation of Ravine Roy… > more.
We always welcome your feedback on the Festival and want to know which events you loved, who you’d like to see next year and how we can make the Festival even better in the future. Please complete our online survey… > more.
Listen to an interview by Ilkley Young Writers with the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, followed by a reading of ‘A Skirtful of Stones’. – the Festival’s 40th anniversary poem… > more
The Poetry Postbox on Ilkley Moor is now complete! Visit a stone, write a poem post it. Download your free Trail Guide now and visit the specially engraved ‘Stanza Stones’ with poems written by Simon Armitage for yourself… > more
Download our free publications created for the Festival’s 40th anniversary including Mushaira Memories, A Decade of Poets in Residence and 40 Years of Reading. Download your copy now… > more
Recorded at Ilkley Literature Festival elfm talk to the celebrated Albanian writer Fatos Lubonja, founder of Istros Books Susan Curtis and Slovakian writer Peter Kristufek. Head to the elfm website now… > more