Bath Literature Festival

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The Bath Literature Festival, held annually in Bath, Somerset, England, has become an important date in the national literary calendar, playing host to an array of journalists, novelists, poets, politicians, actors, comedians, writers and biographers.

Established in 1995 and supported by Andrew Brownsword, the festival is sponsored by The Independent.[1] In 2003 writer and broadcaster Sarah LeFanu became Artistic Director. The 2008 Festival included Tariq Ali, Martin Amis, Margaret Drabble, A. C. Grayling and Steven Berkoff. In 2009, James Runcie became Artistic Director. Since 2014 the Artistic Director has been Viv Groskop.[2]


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