International Book Festivals

Celebrations of books and international literature and authors

Bergen International Literary Festival

The Bergen International Literary Festival for Non-Fiction and Fiction (LitFestBergen) presents international and Norwegian literature of high quality. The 4-days festival is held annually in February in Bergen, Norway and presents a great variety of languages, cultures and literature from every con...

When: February

    Where: Bergen, NO

Calabash International Literary Festival

A three-day festival of readings and music with other forms of storytelling folded in the mix, Calabash is earthy, inspirational, daring and diverse. It’s the only annual international literary festival in the English-speaking Caribbean. All festival events are free and open to the public. Passion...

When: May

    Where: St Elizabeth, JM

Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Five days and over one hundred events at this Irish festival of literature that features big-name authors from around the world. ...

When: April

    Where: Galway City, Connacht IE

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival is a distinctive international showcase celebrating the written word, literature and ideas. It brings leading and emerging international, British and Scottish authors and thinkers together to inspire each other and audiences in an extensive programme of public e...

When: August

    Where: Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is an international literature festival held annually in the United Arab Emirates. The festival is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, under the auspices of the Emirates Literature Foundation. It is the largest literary festi...

When: January

    Where: Dubai, AE

Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based on the number of publishing companies represented. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading....

When: October

    Where: Frankfurt am Main, DE

Frye Festival

The Frye Festival is Canada’s only bilingual international literary festival and the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada. The Frye Festival offers the best of local, Canadian and international authors, including children’s authors, graphic novelists, storytellers, poets, playwrights, spoke...

When: April

    Where: Moncton, NB CA

International Istanbul Book Fair

The Istanbul Book Fair is Turkey’s largest book event, held annually since 1982. It boasts visits by both regional and international authors and publishers, and a wide attendance by the reading public....

When: November

    Where: Istanbul, TR

International Literature Festival Dublin

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent and the country’s mos...

When: May

    Where: Dublin, IE

Kerala Literature Festival

The Kerala Literature Festival stands as Asia`s largest literature festival with over half a million footfall. Nestled along the shores of the Arabian Sea in Calicut, KLF caters to all ages and interests, fostering connections between readers and writers for inspiration, entertainment, and discussio...

When: January

    Where: Calicut-Kozhikode, Kerala IN

London Book Fair

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels....

When: March

    Where: London, England UK

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists ...

When: April

    Where: Los Angeles, CA US

Macau Literary Festival

The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival was founded in 2012 by Ponto Final, a local newspaper. Nowadays Ponto Final, Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau and Macau Foundation are joint organizers of the festival. The third edition, schedule for the first quarter of 2014, is now being prepared. The...

When: March

    Where: Macau, MO CN

Miami Bookfair International

The Miami Book Fair International Presented by The Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College is the nation’s largest literary event. ...

When: November

    Where: Miami, FL US

Panorama International Literature Festival

The Panorama International Literature Festival is an event organised by Writers Capital international non-profit, non-political and non-religious literary organisation for writers and creators across the world.The fest is held to help cultural exchange and to enable writers to expan...

When: January

    Where: Mysore, IN

Paris Book Festival

Over 800 authors, publishers and booksellers will be present to celebrate all books and reading in all its forms. In addition, filmmakers, actors, visual artists, musicians... will also be invited to participate in this great festival of culture and reading, between musical readings, drawing meeting...

When: April

    Where: Paris, FR

PEN World Voices Festival

The World Voices Festival, founded in 2004 by Salman Rushdie, Michael Roberts, and Esther Allen, is PEN America’s celebration of international literature and writers. Honoring our organization’s hundred-year history of uniting writers and readers to celebrate creative expression and the freedom ...

When: May

    Where: New York City, NY US

Prima Vista

The International Literary Festival Prima Vista is the main event of Tartu as a UNESCO City of Literature. The festival features many readings, presentations, lectures, workshops, and family events, aiming to bring together writers and readers and introduce various forms of culture. Prima Vista is d...

When: May

    Where: Tartu, EE

Pune Book Festival

Immerse yourself in a nine-day journey where literature comes to life, featuring renowned authors, engaging panel discussions, & a vibrant book bazaar. ...

When: December

    Where: Pune, IN

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, picked by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the UK’s Best Literary Festivals, has become the hot ticket on the national Festival circuit thanks to its stellar line up of literary names in a beautifully intimate setting....

When: October

    Where: North Yorkshire, England UK

Singapore Writers Festival

The Singapore Writers Festival, one of Asia's premier literary events, started in 1986 as a biennial festival. Now organised by Arts House Limited, SWF is a much anticipated event on the cultural calendar, presenting the world's major literary talents to Singaporeans while shining a spotli...

When: November

    Where: Singapore, SG

Taipei International Book Exhibition

The Taipei International Book Exhibition, held annually, is a cultural event where creators and readers from different generations come together. Held annually in February, the event is the largest bookfair in Asia and the fourth largest in the world....

When: February

    Where: Taipei, TW

Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival

Each September, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival welcomes writers from Canada and around the world for a week of readings, lectures, interviews, conversations, book launches, and other events. With programming for adults and children, in English and in French, in the city and outside the ...

When: September

    Where: Winnipeg, MB CA

Toronto International Festival of Authors

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is Canada’s longest-running literary festival, a charitable cultural organization. It presents the finest of Canadian and international writers, artists and thinkers across the range of literary genres from fiction to non-fiction, poetry to play...

When: September

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

UEA Live

The University of East Anglia’s first literary festival took place in 1991 and over the last twenty two years we have welcomed a host of award-winning authors, journalists, illustrators, scientists, economists, broadcasters and more. ...

When: October

    Where: Norwich, England UK

Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival

An event for book lovers. Authors selling and signing their latest books in Centennial Park. Proceeds benefit the Venice Heritage Inc. ...

When: March

    Where: Venice, FL US