Discover the ultimate rags to riches story of ‘The Infamous Sophie Dawes’: Isle of Wight author’s latest book

Adrian Searle and the book cover

Adrian Searle's latest book explores the story of the daughter of an Isle of Wight smuggler, and how she went on to become the mistress of the fabulously wealthy French aristocrat, Louis Henri de Bourbon, destined to be the last Prince of Condé

Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 5:25pm

By Charlie Simpson with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ‘party girl’ publishes book on how to use your partying skills to create amazing change in your life

Portrait of Lauren Ellingham in blue top

This Isle of Wight 'party girl' has just published her very first e-book, and it could be one of the most unique personal development books on the market. Details within

Friday, 11th December, 2020 6:24pm

By Lauren Ellingham with 16 readers' comments

Vectis Radio announce winners of their Radio Play Competition

typewriter on wooden table

Congratulations to all who took part, Vectis Radio say the quality of the submissions was outstanding. Details within

Thursday, 12th November, 2020 4:00pm

By Kelvin Currie

Celebrity lineup for Isle of Wight short story competition judges

Edana Minghella and Jo Brand

The annual short story competition is open for entries and will be judged by Jo Brand, Melvyn Hayes, Ray Allen and Edana Minghella

Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 3:37pm

By Chris Cane

Jeremy Irons to open Isle of Wight Literary Festival with Hunting of the Snark

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons will open the free digital literary festival by bringing Lewis Carroll’s enigmatic nonsense poem - The Hunting of the Snark - to life

Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 8:34am

By Janet Allan with one comment

Isle of Wight Literary Festival announce lineup for free online festival

woman picking a book from a shelf of books

Even online, the Isle of Wight Literary Festival provides a far reaching eclectic programme designed to attract a wide audience and increase the cultural richness of the Island

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 2:49pm

By Janet Allan

‘Powerful and harrowing life story’ by sexual abuse victim seeks to be inspiration to those similarly affected

statue of a woman showing despair

Luisa DeJean's book, Hidden Torture A Face Behind A Masquerade Mask, is a complex testimony of living in a dysfunctional family, with physical and sexual abuse at the hands of a volatile, but clever stepfather. Details within

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 8:30am

By Sally Perry

Winners of Independent Arts Creative Writing Competition revealed

Jot Prizes - books and reusable coffee cup

The judges said it was difficult to choose just one winner within each category, so don’t feel discouraged if it wasn't you.

Friday, 11th September, 2020 9:00am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Meet author Lizzie Flynn at seafront book signing

lizzie flynn

Lizzie Flynn will be signing her new book, Life in Numbers, at Toni's tearoom on Ventnor seafront later this month. Details within

Monday, 17th August, 2020 1:24pm

By Sally Perry

Short Story: Gulls eye-view of lockdown


Sue Curd from the Ventnor Telling Tales writers' group shares this short story from the view point of the gulls on Ryde seafront during lockdown

Sunday, 19th July, 2020 10:57am

By Sue Curd with 10 readers' comments

Four Isle of Wight schools benefit from generous Waterstones book donation

Box of books being donated

The books were all left from the World Book Day event that took place just before lockdown and were shared with four schools

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:35am

By Sally Perry

Undercliff Drive: A novella by John Goodwin: Part six: A blackbird sings

A blackbird sitting on a branch

Isle of Wight author, John Goodwin, shares this six-part serialisation of his latest piece of fictional work, a novella inspired by events on the Island

Sunday, 5th July, 2020 10:16am

By John Goodwin with 3 readers' comments