In partnership with Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Proud partners of the most renowned literary festival in the UK: bringing you the written word in all its wonderful variety.

About the partnership.

Cunard has been a partner of The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival since 2018, developing the first Literature Festival at Sea on board Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Crossing.

On land, Cunard is proud to be part of the world’s oldest literary festival, presenting a series of special Author Events, including names such as Sebastian Faulks, Victoria Hislop and Anthony Horowitz, to name a few.

Queen Mary 2's Literature Festival at Sea 2021.

Following its success in 2019, Queen Mary 2’s Literature Festival at Sea returns in November 2021, offering book lovers the unique opportunity to join some of the world’s best-loved authors, historians, poets and critics. With unmissable special guests like Bernadine Evaristo, Lynda La Plante and Jamie Susskind, this promises to be another incredible journey.

We are also proud to announce the Literature Festival at sea 2022, taking place in December. Special guests include previous Cunard guest Ian Rankin and classicist Mary Beard, with more to be announced in the coming months.

Cheltenham Literature Festival, 8-17 October 2021.

For literature-lovers everywhere, The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is the perfect place to be. Still leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, the world’s first literature festival will Read the World, presenting the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers.

Highlights of the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020.

Be inspired.

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Tea time.

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