Tickets are now on sale for BeaconLit 2020

Tickets are now on sale for BeaconLit 2020, a fabulous book festival in the heart of the beautiful Chilterns, and early birds can save 23% on the price of a full day pass.

BeaconLit is run and staffed entirely by volunteers and was founded in 2013 to raise funds for the Beacon Villages Community Library in Ivinghoe. Day passes are just £23 until 6 June, after which the price rises to £30. Reserve your seat online at

BeaconLit takes place in Brookmead School, Ivinghoe, and offers a feast of treats for all book lovers:

New Voices

BeaconLit Founder Dave Sivers introduces three hot new talents: Katie Allen, Rosie Andrews and Ayanna Lloyd Bamwo. Meet some of the most exciting rising stars of the literary world in this ever-popular panel.

Ruth Hogan in Conversation with Adina Campbell

Hailed as a queen of uplifting fiction, Ruth Hogan has been a Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard & Judy pick and has sold over a million books. She talks to BBC correspondent Adina Campbell. 

Writing History: The Facts and the Fiction

Bestselling historical fiction authors Antonia Hodgson and William Ryan join author, writer and book critic Antonia Senior in a fascinating conversation about the art and challenges of setting a story in a historical landscape.

The Roy Chapman BeaconFlash Competition Results

Adina Campbell reveals the winners of our popular flash fiction competition. Will you be among them?

The Real Crimebusters

How far do crime fiction authors go to make their work authentic, and when do they cut corners in the interests of the story? And what niggles the real cops the most? Bestseller Cara Hunter and fellow crime writer Dave Sivers discuss with real-life DI Andy Thompson and former CSI Joey Giddings.

‘The Prosecutor’: Nazir Afzal in conversation with Adina Campbell

Former Chief Crown Prosecutor Nazir Afzal has also been Chief Executive of the UK’s Police & Crime Commissioners. He talks to Adina Campbell about his autobiography, The Prosecutor, and a 24-year career in which Nazir prosecuted and advised on some of the most high-profile cases in the country, notably his prosecution of the so-called Rochdale sex grooming gang.

Stacey Halls in Conversation with Sandra Smith

Acclaimed as ‘one of the most exciting and compelling new storytellers of our times’,

Sunday Times bestseller Stacey Halls talks to Sandra Smith about her hugely successful work.