‘Cliveden Literary Festival is the very best, with great talks, debates and laughter in a stunningly beautiful setting. You simply cannot get better than that!’

Sir Antony Beevor

The most dignified and beautiful literary festival on the planet.

Alain de Botton

The faces of Cliveden audiences shine with eagerness and intelligence. Their enthusiasm incites the speakers to do their very best. And the question-and-answer sessions are almost best of all: such keen and nifty questions from the audience, who are ready to laugh at even the most serious subjects.

Richard Davenport-Hines

Reflecting on @clivedenlitfest, I can't think of another which manages to offer so much - so many literary stars, so many different ideas - in so intimate a space in just two days.

Allan Mallinson

"Cliveden Literary Festival is a welcome breath of fresh air to the book festival calendar. Housed in the most exquisite surroundings, the festival is a combination of a global ideas summit fused with the best literature has to offer. A must attend for anyone who has even just an ounce of curiosity!"

June Sarpong

‘Historic house, lovely grounds, lots of interesting talks: all make for a memorable weekend.’

Margaret MacMillan

In the age of addictive and corrosive 'social media,' a literary festival is a kind of antidote: real people, who read real books, having real conversations in a real place. Make that a really, really nice place and you have the Cliveden Literary Festival. Already a beloved British tradition, despite being only two years old.

Niall FergusonHistorian, author of The Square and the Tower.

The Cliveden Literary Festival is something I wish every author could experience at least once. Gorgeous grounds, fascinating discussions and brilliant minds all in one place for the love of thought-provoking books.

Dambisa Moyo

One of the most stimulating literary festivals going, in an unbeatable setting. An absolute treat.

Sarah Waters

This is a Literary Festival full of vibrancy, dynamic speakers and tremendous thought leadership. A perfect combination reflecting Cliveden’s incredible literary and political status alongside its magical allure of figures from across the arts, society, and political sphere.

Priti Patel

Cliveden is a literary festival with a difference .…. fresh, new thinking from some of the world's best minds - and in the most glamorous of surroundings!

Suzannah Lipscomb

The Cliveden Literary Festival will return to the magnificent Cliveden House in Berkshire for its fourth year on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November 2020 following the sell-out success of previous years.

Established in 2017, the agenda-setting literature festival embodies Cliveden House’s long tradition as a political and literary salon and will again feature a high-profile line-up of writers, historians, politicians and cultural figures.

Declared by Ian McEwan as ‘probably the world’s best small literary festival, and hailed by Alain de Botton as ‘the most dignified and beautiful literature festival on the planet’, the 2020 Festival is not to be missed.