MAR Alderney, Channel Island
The Alderney Literary Festival is the Channel Island’s boutique history festival where people who enjoy reading and writing about the past come together to talk books and have a great weekend.
“The organisation was flawless and that’s WHY this festival and the last were such a success. It’s a great mix of contributors, organisers and audience. There’s no festival quite like it.” Simon Scarrow
“I have never been so well looked after at any literary festival – the atmosphere is completely unique, and the islanders are literate, engaging and inspiring. If you haven’t been, go! You won’t forget it.” Manda Scott
The festival takes place over a long weekend every March in the historic Island Hall, Alderney’s seat of government, built in 1763. Audiences are kept small to create an intimate, friendly feel to this ‘salon’ style gathering of historians, biographers, novelists and fans of historical literature.
In the Festival, history is explored through thrillers and detective stories, the fantastical and the supernatural, romance, adventure, warfare and politics, and even poetry. We encourage our visiting authors to throw new light on old events and reinterpret them anew to make history relevant to the present.
For more information about 2018’s Festival please visit