Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October
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Now running into its 8th year, the Cuckfield Bookfest is an annual celebration of literature set in the heart of Mid Sussex.  A beloved tradition and a unique asset to the area, the festival brings together renowned authors, writers, and book lovers of all ages for a weekend filled with insightful discussions, engaging workshops, and opportunities to discover new literary voices. 

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Cuckfield Book Festival 2024

New Authors Announced

Cuckfield Bookfest is already shaping up to be a great year! We are excited to reveal our first confirmed authors which include Polly Toynbee with her colourful, entertaining examination of her own family, Claire Mulley’s incredible story of courageous resistance fighter Elżbieta Zawacka, also known as Agent Zo and Chris Stokel-Walker with his topical book How AI Ate the World.

Discover the latest updates on who will be joining us at this wonderful literary event!


Dates for the Diary

Literary Quiz

27 September 2024

Ockenden Manor

Ockenden Manor Supper

4 October 2024

Sophie Hardach at cuckfield book festival 2024

Big Book Group

6 October 2024

Support Us

This cherished festival thrives on the passion and generosity of our supporters. Your involvement, whether through financial contributions, sponsorships, or volunteering your time and talents, is the lifeblood that sustains this literary celebration.

Discover how you can become a part of this wonderful event by exploring the various ways to support Cuckfield Bookfest and become a Friend, Benefactor, Sponsor and Volunteer.

A special thank you to our 2024 Benefactors:

David and Patricia Butcher, Elspeth Chasser, Marie Dormer and family, Miranda and Richard Grainger, Bridget Keates, David Mortimer, Marion Petitpierre, Susan Ponsford, Jeff Thompson