After 18 years the annual Sevenoaks Literary Festival went virtual this year. This was a first for us. Audiences for all this year’s events were both large and diverse – with people logging in from around the world. We know, however, that several people who wished to participate were, for one reason or another, unable to do so. And we also know that many of those who were able to attend the live events would like to watch them again.

So we have made a recording of each of the events. The recordings will be available until 20 October after which they will be taken down from the website. We are doing this simply because we do not want to tread on the toes of authors who may be giving presentations about their books at other festivals this year.

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Craig Brown,

One Two Three Four.
Interviewed by Ian Hislop

Elif Shafak,

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World.
Interviewed by Julia Wheeler

Dave Goulson,

The Garden Jungle.

Jack Straw,

The English Job.
Interviewed by Philip Webster

Harry Christophers,

A New Heaven.
Interviewed by Elin Manahan Thomas

All the recordings are free to view but they are not free of cost. We would ask that you consider making a donation to help us with funding next year’s Sevenoaks Literary Festival. Please click on the Donate button on the relevant event page which will enable you to make a donation.

Thank you for being part of our audience.

We look forward to seeing you next year in whatever format the Festival may take.