Bath Literature Festival

Friday, 25 February 2011 - Sunday, 6 March 2011
Location: Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom
Organisation: Bath Festivals
Topic: Bible


The Bath Literature Festival runs from 25 February - 6 March 2011, during which a number of special events are programmed to mark the four hundredth anniversary of The King James Bible. On Saturday 26 February, engaging liguistician David Crystal will explain the King James Bible’s direct influence on our lives and language and later that day leading art historian Matthew Collings will be looking at the Bible in Art.

Bath Literature Festival is a ten day event catering for all literary imaginations and is unafraid to tackle big books and big themes, whether it is Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa (the longest novel in the English language) or Edgar Allan Poe’s story of a murder- The Tell Tale Heart.

The 2011 Festival will enlist the talents of the world’s most prolific writers including the 2010 Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson alongside Dr David Starkey, Kazuo Ishiguro, Alexander McCall Smith, Helen Dunmore, Andrea Levy, Louis de Berniéres, Howard Marks, Bettany Hughes and the 2011 Big Bath Read author Aminatta Forna. Combining the best contemporary fiction with intelligent debate, dramatic performance, history, science, poetry, politics, music, art and architecture, James Runcie’s innovative 2011 programme is informative and involving, inventive and intensive.

Tickets for LitFest events can be booked by telephone 01225 463362, online at or in person at Bath Box Office, 2 Church Street, Abbey Green, Bath BA1 1NL

Bath Literature Festival 2011, in collaboration with The Observer Newspaper and The Church of St Michael’s Without, is also excited to reveal its plans for the ambitious Bath Bible Challenge. Find out more about The Bath Bible Challenge

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