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Dates for the Literary Calendar

Lost track of the many literary prizes and literary dates? Just missed the announcement of the Booker or Pulitzer prize winners? Join the club! Even we struggle to keep up. Here’s a bit of help with all the important dates for the literary calendar. We’ve focused mainly on dates for the UK except some internationally significant book prizes and festivals. Please let us know in the comment field below if we missed any (which we surely have)!

NOTE: In light of the Coronavirus pandemic some of these events might not take place. Please check event websites for up-to-date information.

January

3rd – Costa Prize Category Winners (2022)

TCB – Costa Book of the Year Winner (2022)

TBC – National Book Critics Circle Awards (US) (2022)

28th – 1st Jan – Jaipur Literature Festival (2022)

27th – 30th – Hay Festival Cartagena, Colombia (2022)

 

February

30th Jan  – 6th Feb – National Storytelling Week (2022)

TBC – Wellcome Book Prize long-list (paused)

14th – International Book Giving Day (2022)

 

March

TBC- Booker Prize International long-list (2022)

TBC – PEN America Literary Awards (2022)

3rd – World Book Day – UK (2022)

10th – Women’s Prize for Fiction long-list (Previously known as Bailey’s Prize) (2022)

21st – 27th – Shakespeare Week (2022)

20th – World Storytelling Day (2022)

25th – 3rd April- Oxford Literary Festival (2022)

 

April

2nd – International Children’s Book Day (2022)

TBC – Booker Prize International short-list (2022)

23rd – World Book Night (2022)

28th – Women’s Prize for Fiction short-list (2022)

 

May

2nd – International Harry Potter Night (2022)

TBC  – The Pulitzer Prize (US) (2022)

TBC – Booker Prize International winner (2022)

26th May – 5th June – Hay Literary Festival in Hay-on-Wye (2022)

 

June

TBC – Women’s Prize for Fiction winner (2022)

18th – 25th – Independent Bookshop Week (2022)

TBC – Everybody Writes Day (2022)

 

July

TBC – Booker Prize long-list (2022)

 

August

 13th – 29th – Edinburgh International Book Festival (2022)

 

September

TBC – Hay Festival Mexico (2022)

9th – Baillie Gifford Prize long-list (2021)

13th – Roald Dahl Day (every year)

14th – Booker Prize short-list  (2021)

TBC – Hay Festival Segovia (2022)

19th – 25th – Banned Books Week (2021)

 

October

Black History Month (every year)

4th -10th – National Libraries Week (2021)

7th – Nobel Prize for Literature (2021)

7th  – National Poetry Day (2021)

8th – 17th  – Cheltenham Literary Festival (2021)

12th – Baillie Gifford Prize short-list (2021)

20th – 24th – Frankfurt Book Fair (2021)

23rd – 24th  – Cliveden Literary Festival (2021)

17th – 27th – London Literature Festival (2021)

 

November

3rd –  Booker Prize winner (2021)

3rd – Prix Goncourt (France) (2021)

16th – Baillie Gifford Prize short-list (2021)

17th – National Book Awards (US) (2021)

23rd  – Costa Book Awards short-list (2021)

27th – 29th- Hay Festival Winter Weekend in Hay-on Wye (2021)

27th-28th – Hay Festival Europa28 – Paris (2021)

 

December

 None

For a more comprehensive overview of all UK literary festival, click here.

 

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