Chiswick Book Festival

Jeremy Vine
Martine Wright
Clare Balding and Hunter Davies
Laurence Rees: The Holocaust
Maggie O’Farrell
John Preston & Robin Lustig: A Very English Scandal
Victoria & Abdul – Shrabani Basu
Prize Writing – Rachel Joyce
Paul Blezard and Jo Malone
Wartime Women audience
Paula Byrne & Imogen Stubbs at An Evening with Jane Austen
David Baddiel and audience
Charities stall at the Hunter Davies event
Clare Balding: The Racehorse Who Disappeared
Nicholas Crane: The Making of the British Landscape
The Ukulele for Beginners with Will Grove-White
The Scummy Mummies at the Not So Perfect Parents Evening
Dave Randall: The Political Power of Music
An Evening with Jane Austen at Chiswick House
Really Big Pants Theatre Company
Oz Clarke and Jo Pratt
Natalie Haynes
Poetry Competition Prize Winners

Photographs show speakers, charities and poetry prize winners from the 2017 Festival.

– “This small-but-perfectly formed festival in a chic pocket of west London packs a punch when it comes to speaker calibre”: Red magazine
– Chiswick “champions creativity and community spirit… and it’s home to a lovely literary festival each autumn”: Time Out

We’re looking forward to the 10th Chiswick Book Festival, which will take place from September 13th to 17th 2018. Please put the dates in your diary!

If you would like to give us feedback – and suggest ideas for the 2018 Festival – please fill in our survey or email and put Feedback in the subject box.

The Festival is a non-profit-making, community event, which has raised over £60,000 for reading charities and St Michael & All Angels (which runs the Festival) over the past eight years. You can read more about the current charities below.



The Ninth Chiswick Book Festival took place from September 14th to 18th 2017.  Thank you to everyone who took part – speakers, audiences, volunteers and sponsors – and to the venue owners who provided the space and facilities to hold our events. Particular thanks to the team from Waterstones, without whom we couldn’t sell all the books!

You can still see the programme on our Speakers 2017 page. Download the 2017 Festival brochure here.

See lots more photographs in our Flickr albums by our Festival team. And on our Twitter feed. And some from the Waterstones Local Authors Party by Alastair Hilton.

Watch here for more photographs, videos, updates and other news about last year’s Festival.

The Festival’s Playful Books Quiz is now closed.  Click here to see who won the prizes.

Thanks to all our authors, readers and supporters at the 2017 Festival who helped us donate £1,800 each to our reading charities and to St Michael & All Angels Church which hosts the Festival.

Thanks to our commercial supporters, particularly to our Diamond partners: SavillsChiswick Auctions and Waterstones. See our Partners page for more.

Read an interview with our Author Programme Director Jo James at Books & The City. And see what we’ve chosen as our latest Talking Book.

See photos of the 2016 Chiswick Book Festival in our Flickr Picture Gallery and earlier videos from and The Chiswick Calendar

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