Books will be on sale after each event from our book-selling partner West End Lane Books.

Tickets for the live in person events at The Henrietta Barnett School can be purchased below. 

  • Each live event ticket is £10, unreserved. Under 25s can attend for £7.50 per live event.

  • All events will be viewable online from  2 July. Individual recorded events are £5 each.  



  • Online Pass - An online pass is available to view all recorded events for £25, saving up to £20 if events purchased individually. 

  • Free Tea or Coffee and Cake - Buy tickets for 3 or more live in person LitFest events on Saturday or Sunday and get a free tea or coffee and cake in the LitFest Cafe. 

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Brigitte Lacombe

25 June 2022


Online Event Only
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Colm Tóibín
Colm Tóibín

Winner of The David Cohen Prize for Literature 2021

Hermione Lee
Tim Pilston

Online interview by Hermione Lee

The David Cohen Memorial Event

The David Cohen Prize for Literature was awarded to Colm in December 2021 for his whole body of work. He has written ten novels – his latest The Magician, re-imagining the life of Thomas Mann, won the Rathbones Folio Prize 2022. His novel Brooklyn was adapted into an award-winning film starring Saoirse Ronan. He has just released his first book of poetry, Vinegar Hill.

His interviewer, Hermione Lee, who chairs the David Cohen Prize panel, says: “He's a Renaissance man who can do almost everything with equal brilliance. He’s a novelist, short-story writer, playwright, essayist, travel writer, critic, teacher, journalist and gay-rights activist”.

Hermione is a biographer, literary critic and academic. Her most recent book is Tom Stoppard – a Life.

This special pre-recorded presentation will be available online only from 18.30, Saturday June 25th. It will continue to be available with the recordings of all other LitFest events from July 2nd. 

Ticket Options:


In Person Event - £10 - Ticket to attend the LitFest event at The Henrietta Barnett School. Public Sales open on 25 April.


View Event Recording - £5 - Ticket to view a recording of a single event. Recordings will be posted online on 2 July.


LitFest Pass - All Recordings - £25 -Ticket to view all 9 LitFest recordings to be posted online on 2 July, saving up to £20.

View Event Recording