5-7 July 2019

Tickets on sale now


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


2019 authors

2019 Authors

We're so excited to introduce our 16 fabulous authors for 2019... who are they?... 

The New Ships & The Ice Shelf book covers

Two Ockham long listers are joining us...

We're excited to reveal that two Ockham long listed authors will be part of our 2019 festival... read more...

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...