Where the written word comes alive, aloud and off the page in the Welsh Capital

Fri 7th-Sun 9th September 2018
Jurys Inn, Park Place, Cardiff


A bilingual Festival

Three days of reading, writing, debating, discussing (and dancing)

The written word isn’t only meant for your favourite chair, the bathtub  or those moments before you fall asleep every day.  When it leaps off the page, when it’s read aloud, when it comes alive, when it’s debated, when it’s cared about, by the most vital writers from Wales and the world, by you.  That’s when beautiful things can happen. You’ll find it all here, from fiction to feminism, crime to children’s literature, sport to short stories, poetry to politics, business to biography.  Be a part of it.

Sali Hughes

Sali Hughes

Nikesh Shukla 

Nikesh Shukla 

Will Hutton

Will Hutton


It's great that Cardiff at last has its own book festival - it deserves one. I wish it all best luck this year, and urge
people to go."

Deborah Moggach, author of The Exotic Marigold Hotel



Getting tickets

Ticket information

Wristbands for 2018 are available for just £25, giving you access to events across the whole festival*.  


*First come, first served in smaller venues

Getting here

The Venue

Click the map to access a Google Map for the venue

Click the map to access a Google Map for the venue

Cardiff Book Festival is located in the heart of the city centre, just off Queen Street

Jury's Inn
1 Park Place
CF10 3UD

For more information or directions to Jurys, click here