5-7 July 2019

The Marlborough Book Festival is an annual weekend of wonderful writers, curious audiences and beautiful Marlborough locations.

"I don’t know how to say loudly enough that the Marlborough Book Festival exceeds all preconceptions & expectations. Amazing manaakitanga amazing audiences important conversations happening on and off stage. Kai for the wairua & the tinana."  Tina Makereti, 2018 author


Selina Tusitala Marsh

2018 Podcasts

Check out a selection of podcasts from our 2018 festival - relive sessions you attended, or check out ones you missed... 2018 podcasts...

Arabella from Astrolabe Wines reading a book

Our Partners

Our wonderful festival wouldn't exist without the generosity and passion of our fantastic sponsors... read more...

Author Tracey Slaughter talks at the 2017 festival

Our Festival Video

We created a festival video to give you a taste of what it's all about - keep an eye out for MBF19... watch it now...

The book festival committee of 6

About Us

The Readers and Writers Trust is a charitable trust run by a committee of volunteers who are mad about reading... read more...