June 2nd 2016: Nina Stibbe, whose hit memoir Love, Nina is currently being serialised on BBC One, will appear at this year’s Chiswick Book Festival, talking about her new novel, Paradise Lodge. She’s one of over a dozen best-selling authors unveiled this week, ahead of the full Chiswick programme announcement in July.
Watch here for updates. Booking will open here at the end of July when the full programme will be announced.
Paula Hawkins and SJ Watson will discuss the filming of The Girl on The Train and Before I Go To Sleep. Daisy Goodwin, who has written ITV’s major new drama series about the young Queen Victoria, will talk with AN Wilson, whose biography of Victoria is now in paperback.
And there’ll be an appearance by the ‘Ladybirds for Grown-Ups’ authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, whose books have dominated the best-seller charts for week after week and will have more titles out this Autumn.
They’ll be joining: Jill Dawson, Janet Ellis, George Goodwin, Sophie Hannah, Santa Montefiore, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Alison Weir, Dame Jacqueline Wilson and many other authors in Chiswick in September. (More…)
The 2015 Chiswick Book Festival enjoyed record ticket sales and great feedback. As a result, we we were able to donate £2,500 to each of our three reading charities:
- Doorstep Library, which brings the magic of books and reading into children’s homes in deprived parts of London
- RNIB Talking Books Service and Books for Children
- InterAct Stroke Support, which provides actors to read to stroke patients
The Festival, a non-profit-making, community event, has raised over £50,000 for reading charities and St Michael & All Angels Church (which hosts and runs the Festival) over the past seven years.
We are now looking forward to this year’s Festival, which will take place from Thursday September 15th to Monday 19th. If you would like to discuss events, sponsorship or volunteering, please contact Jill Sinclair, the Festival administrator.
You can still download last year’s leaflet here. This website will continue to provide a full record of the 2015 programme, including news reports, pictures, videos and interviews, until the summer of 2016.