Gladfest 2018 lineup announced

Published Mon 30 Apr 2018 - By Literature Wales

Gladstone’s Library is delighted to reveal the lineup for the sixth year of Gladfest which takes place at the Library in Hawarden, 7th – 9th September.


Exciting names this year include Sunday Times Bestseller Joanna Cannon (Three Things About Elsie), multi-award-winning author Sarah Perry (Melmoth), writer and broadcaster Richard Holloway (Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death), novelist and poet Michèle Roberts (The Walworth Beauty), broadcaster and writer Sally Magnusson (The Sealwoman’s Gift) Stylist journalist Lucy Mangan (Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading) plus an exclusive preview reading of their forthcoming Lord of the Flies production from North Wales’ premier theatre, Theatr Clwyd.


The festival also boasts a number of the country’s brightest breakthrough talents including Penny Boxall (Who Goes There?), Annabel Abbs (The Joyce Girl), Sheena Wilkinson (Star By Star), Sam Guglani (Histories) and Malachy Tallack (The Valley at the Centre of the World).


Priority booking for Gladstone’s Library Friends opens at 9am on Wednesday, 2nd May for two weeks. Tickets do sell out during this window. For priority booking plus advance notice of special offers and events, find out more about becoming a Friend at

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Wednesday, 16th May.

For the full lineup and more information, please visit

@gladlib | #Gladfest18

Literature Wales