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

“What a glorious weekend of inspiration and warmth. I felt so privileged and excited to be there - had an amazing time listening to speakers and meeting local people, and came away fueled with new thought, goodwill, and literary energy.”

Anne Kennedy, 2019 author


"I had a wonderful time and the hospitality and the warmth we were greeted with was out of this world. A great weekend, so thank you, thank you, thank you : )"

Shayne Carter, 2019 author


"I just feel so lucky to have been part of such an amazing festival. Blenheim I just really love you x"  

Emily Writes, 2019 author


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2019 authors

2019 Authors

Our 16 fabulous authors for 2019 were wonderful... 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...