Two things that I am passionate about brought together in one virtual festival: books and talking openly about death, dying and bereavement.

Packed full of book recommendations, author conversations and real life stories, this looks set to be a fabulous event.

Welcome to the huunuu Virtual Literary Festival (09 – 22 Feb 2021)

A literary festival about death, dying, bereavement and loss. It’s important to talk about these difficult subjects and the emotions that arise. Words can be helpful, they can help us to understand our part in events that can seem out of our control. We wanted to pull this together into a different sort of literary festival, which we hope helps people to start thinking about their mortality, think about their place in the world and support those that are experiencing loss.

Our real-life stories project hopes to bring support to those reading them, to understand that they are not alone and that there are a million and one ways to experience death and grief.

We are looking for people to contribute to this collection of stories about death, dying, loss and legacy, which we hope to publish (either in print or online) after the festival. The authors involved in the festival have also been asked to contribute to this collection. You can find out more information about how to submit your story here:

About huunuu

“We believe in inspiring choices to create the life story you want to leave behind.

We are a small start-up with a big family feel, we are big on our values and believe in a healthy organisation. Challenging ourselves every day to be the best we can be for one another, so we can succeed together. As a team we stretch far and wide, from Norwich to Nettuno in Italy where Olab our fabulous developers are, Long Eaton to London respectively where you’ll find some of the team and GivenLondon our amazing design agency. We work wherever we need to be and in whichever time zone, we know that communication is incredibly important and we are passionate about collaboration.”

“Our society creates the taboo that death should be shrouded in mystery and sorrow and that we should do what the Victorians did…well not anymore.

In December 2015 the first tentative steps were taken to start the huunuu story. Along the way there have been many people who have challenged, supported and believed in us to get to this point.

That support and belief keeps us motivated. When it comes to dying, live a little, start talking and sharing with the people most important to you. Use huunuu to help create those crucial conversations and enjoy some of the most amazing and inspiring businesses from around the world that we have brought into one place.”