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  • David Starkey – Magna Carta

    Thursday 14 May sees historian David Starkey make a welcome return to the Kings Hall following his sell out appearance at the 2014 Festival. Starkey will be discussing his latest book, Magna Carta, the Charter that Changed the World which explores the history, impact and global influence of the Magna…more

  • New Bradford Young Writers Group!

    Ilkley Literature Festival, in association with Bradford Libraries, is launching a new writing group for young people in Bradford. Ilkley Literature Festival Director Rachel Feldberg said ‘We are very excited to be launching Bradford Young Writers. We know there are lots of talented young people in Bradford who are looking…more

  • Dreda Say Mitchell at the Festival 2014

    2014 Short Story Competition Results

    1st – Maisie by Sue Hoffmann 2nd – Authentic Athens by Emily Kerr 3rd – Director’s Cut by Andrew Campbell-Kearsey   Dreda Say Mitchell’s Judgement This year’s adult short stories are a great and diverse collection that took me on journeys to New Zealand and Athens, to the past and…more

  • Moniza Alvi announces competition winners 2014

    2014 Poetry Competition Results

    1st – Host by Pamela Scobie 2nd – banked up by John Foggin 3rd – Theshold by Carolyn Waudby Moniza Alvi’s Judgement Poetry competition-judging is a lengthy process, and not least when considering the long-listed poems! Sometimes it feels like being asked to rank the animals in the zoo, scarcely…more