Literary Leicester

Festival archive

Founded in 2008, Literary Leicester is among the city’s leading annual festivals of the written and spoken word, bringing together a wealth of award-winning and renowned writers from different fields. Here you can enjoy video and podcast highlights from past festivals.

Literary Leicester 2022

Listen to a growing selection of podcasts from our 2022 festival through ‘Arts Podcasts at Leicester’ on SoundCloud.

Literary Leicester 2021

In 2021, the festival was relaunched in digital form. It featured noted cultural commentator and University of Leicester graduate Jeffrey Boakye, the School of Arts’ own Professor Corinne Fowler in conversation with author Peter Kalu, and was headlined by Booker Prize-winning Jamaican novelist Marlon James.

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