Cuckfield Book Festival began in 2016 when three friends who were literature festival groupies had the idea of putting on a festival in the village of Cuckfield.

So from small beginnings in 2017, it has grown steadily and in 2019 over 1800 people came to enjoy a wide variety of talks and workshops.

Authors who have appeared at Cuckfield BookFest include: Celia Imrie, Damian Barr, Mark Billingham,
Stella Rimington, Elly Griffiths, Anthony Seldon, Penelope Lively, Robin Ince, Jenni Murray,
Tim Waterstone, John Crace, Iain Dale, Kate Mosse, – and many more besides.

We have received some appreciative comments from them over the years:

What a delightful weekend. CuckFest is without doubt my favourite festival.

It was such a delight to take part in the Cuckfield Bookfest on Saturday. Thank you and your team for making it such a welcoming event – so well organised and with a lovely, positive energy.

Well, ANOTHER triumph! Well done for a corker of a festival.

One of my favourite festivals and now part of the canon.

What fun that was. I really enjoyed it, and not least because the lovely Cuckfield audience of yours were so warm and attentive and friendly!

You run a lovely festival, chic and interesting and diverse and intimate and full of warmth and friendliness. Bravo y’all.