Stylist Literary Festival 2021

Stylist Literary Festival 2021

Join us as we journey from New York to Belfast with the writers behind the must-read books of 2021.

This summer, we’re celebrating the best new releases in fiction and non-fiction at our first ever month-long literary festival. Stylist brings you a virtual programme of captivating talks and thought-provoking discussions from all your favourite authors.

Book your festival pass now to join us as we explore everything from female desire and modern love to rethinking ambition and the journey to motherhood.

Already got your ticket? Access the festival programme here.

About the festival

The festival programme includes 20 events taking place online. You can watch each event live or on demand.

Festival passes will give you access to all online events or you can choose access to individual events and pay separately.

Throughout the festival we will be supporting Bookshop.org in their mission to support independent bookshops around the UK. If you’d like to purchase any books mentioned, we’d appreciate it if you do so through the Bookshop.org marketplace.

Tickets

Select a festival pass or buy access to individual events for £5.

The Booklover Digital Pass

£20

This digital-access pass grants you access to all online sessions, which you can watch live or on demand at your leisure.

BUY BOOKLOVER DIGITAL PASS

The line-up

All events will be live at the times stated below and available on demand shortly afterwards.

Book a digital pass above to access all events or pay £5 for a single event by selecting below.

  • Stylist Literary Festival 2021

    Festival finale with Annie Macmanus, The Receipts, Isy Suttie, Monika Radojevic and Chibundu Onuzo: Available on demand now

    The former Radio 1 DJ talks to Stylist’s editor-in-chief Lisa Smosarski about her debut novel, Mother Mother. Plus poetry from the winner of the #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize Monika Radojevic; Isy Suttie and Chibundu Onuzo on how to write humour; and the stars of the chart-topping The Receipts podcast discuss their honest, hilarious and audacious new book. Book ticket

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    Lisa Taddeo and Raven Leilani in conversation: Available on demand now

    Female desire on the page: ahead of the release of her first novel, Animal, Lisa Taddeo joins Raven Leilani, author of the hit novel Luster, in conversation. Book ticket

  • Stylist Literary Festival 2021: Nadifa Mohamed

    Bedtime Stories with Nadifa Mohamed: Available on demand now

    The award-winning British-Somali author reads from The Fortune Men, a chillingly compelling novel that brings to life the true story of a Somali sailor wrongly convicted of murder. Book ticket

  • Stylist Literary Festival 2021: Taylor Jenkins Reid and Beth O'Leary

    Brilliant Escapism with Taylor Jenkins Reid and Beth O’Leary: Available on demand now

    An end-of-summer party and a road trip to a wedding – the authors of this summer’s hit books discuss their ultimate beach reads. Book ticket

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    Books & Brunch with Sophie Beresiner, Pragya Agarwal and Eliane Glaser: Available on demand now

    An exploration of the journey to motherhood: what happens when things don’t go the way we expect? Book ticket

  • Stylist Literary Festival 2021: Otegha Uwagba

    Brain Boosters with Otegha Uwagba: Available on demand now

    The author of We Need to Talk About Money explores our complicated relationship with money and how it shapes our lives. Book ticket

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    Literary Lunch with Zakiya Dalila Harris and Francesca Reece: Available on demand now

    On the edge of our seats: two authors reveal the art of building suspense in fiction. Book ticket

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    Bedtime Stories with Sarah Winman: Available on demand now

    The author of When God Was A Rabbit reads from her enchanting new book Still Life – a tale of an unlikely friendship set in a wartime Tuscany. Book ticket

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    Brilliant Escapism with Kirsty Capes and Caroline Hulse: Available on demand now

    The authors of two brilliant new coming-of-age novels on writing characters you can’t help but fall in love with. Book ticket

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    Books & Brunch with Tahmima Anam, Natasha Brown and Anna Glendenning: Available on demand now

    Rethinking ambition: three new novels explore what it means to be successful. Book ticket

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    Brain Boosters with Miranda Levy: Available on demand now

    In The Insomnia Diaries, journalist Miranda Levy tells the story of her severe insomnia, and how she ultimately recovered. Book ticket

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    Literary Lunch with Melody Razak, Naima Coster and Amy Lavelle: Available on demand now

    All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Three writers explore the rich seam of family dynamics. Book ticket

  • Stylist Literary Festival 2021: how to become an author with Knights Of

    How To Become An Author with Knights Of: Available on demand now

    Sharna Jackson, Elle McNicoll and Burhana Islam (authors from Knights Of, an inclusive children’s publisher based in London) share practical tips for aspiring authors; from getting your work published to the process of working with agents and editors. Book ticket

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    Bedtime Stories with Alix O’Neill: Available on demand now

    Alix O’Neill reads from her hilarious memoir about growing up in Northern Ireland in the 90s, The Troubles With Us. Book ticket

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    Brilliant Escapism with Emily Itami, Eva Verde and Meg Mason: Available on demand now

    A bittersweet Tokyo love story and a school-run affair: hear from the authors of three bold explorations of modern love. Book ticket

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    Books & Brunch with Xanthi Barker and Arifa Akbar: Available on demand now

    Two writers on the cathartic process of turning their grief into an eloquent, moving memoir. Book ticket

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    Finding Comfort with Matt Haig: Available on demand now

    Matt Haig on why he wanted to write The Comfort Book, a collection of stories and consolations described as little islands of hope. Book ticket

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    Literary Lunch with Iván Monalisa Ojeda and Mira Sethi: Available on demand now

    From the Latin American trans community in NYC to slices of contemporary life in Pakistan, two writers discuss the fine art of writing short stories. Book ticket

  • Stylist Literary Festival 2021 Jessie Cave's Sunset

    Bedtime Stories with Jessie Cave: Available on demand now

    The writer, actor, artist and podcaster reads from her unforgettable debut novel, Sunset. Book ticket

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    Talking women's strength with Poorna Bell: Available on demand now

    In Stronger, Poorna starts a conversation about women’s strength and fitness, shattering old-fashioned notions and exploring the countless benefits of building physical strength.

    This session is followed by a 30-minute Strong Women Training Club class. Book ticket

  • Stylist Literary Festival 2021

    Throughout the festival, we will be supporting Bookshop in their mission to help financially support independent bookshops.

    If you’d like to purchase any of the author’s books, we ask that you do so through the Bookshop.org marketplace. We have collated a list for you so all you need to do is add to basket.

    Don’t forget to select which bookshop you’d like to support from their map before browsing the festival list so your chosen bookseller will get the direct benefit of the sale.