Chiswick Book Festival

Three months to go! Make sure we’re in your diary, with dates for Max Hastings, Mary Portas (talking to Jane Garvey of Woman’s Hour), AN Wilson and many more 

This year’s Festival will run from September 10th to 14th 2015. Watch here and on Twitter for updates. If you would like to help, or suggest authors or books, please contact Dinah Garrett, the Festival administrator, at

These are some of the distinguished authors who have spoken at the Chiswick Book Festival in its first six years:

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The Chiswick Book Festival brings authors and readers together, through a love of books, in aid of charities. Speakers have included Michael Morpurgo, Kate Mosse, Antony Beevor, Michael Palin, Jacqueline Wilson, Max Hastings, Anthony Horowitz, Antonia Fraser, Claire Tomalin, Lucy Worsley, Clare Balding, and Street Cat Bob. See our A to Z of Chiswick Book Festival authorsYou can see a selection of photographs here.

The Festival is a non-profit-making, community event. In its first six years it has raised over £30,000 for the three charities below, all related to reading,
- RNIB Talking Books Service and Books for Children
InterAct Stroke Support
The Letterbox Club, part of the Book Trust,
and for St Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park  which hosts the Festival, just two minutes from Turnham Green tube station.

Entries have now closed for the Young People’s Poetry Competition 2015

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