Chiswick Book Festival 2016

Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s Festival such a great event. You can now see 175 photos in our Flickr Picture Gallery (Victoria in Fact & Fiction, above) and videos from and The Chiswick Calendar here.

See the winners of our Young People’s Poetry Competiton and the judges’ comments.

Watch here for more pictures, prizewinners and other news.
Packed Out Chiswick Book Festival Goes From Strength to Strength:

You can see more about the print ‘The Royal Garden Party at Chiswick’ which was on display at our Chiswick House ‘Victoria’ event, by kind permission of English Heritage Trust and the Chiswick House & Gardens Trust: Queen Victoria in Chiswick

 The Great Fire of 1666 and lots of other great history sessions   Video preview: Cathy Rentzenbrink  Host of star authors at biggest Chiswick Book Festival  A to Z of this year’s speakers How much are your books worth? Download this year’s Festival leaflet  Read all our Newsletters (and sign up to get your own copy)

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The Girl on the Train

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Top comedy writers and performers brought a fresh look to the 8th Chiswick Book Festival, alongside many of Britain’s best-loved novelists, non-fiction writers and children’s authors. Andy Hamilton and Shappi Khorsandi talked about their new novels, as did Janet Ellis, while the creators of the best-selling ‘Ladybirds for Grown-Ups’ series, Joel Morris and Jason Hazely, previewed their latest ‘How It Works’ books due out this Autumn. Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Cressida Cowell headed our Children’s Festival and Daisy Goodwin, who has written the new ITV series Victoria spoke with AN Wilson about Victoria in Fact & Fiction. Paula Hawkins talked about turning her bestselling novel The Girl On The Train into a blockbuster film, out in October.

More than 80 top speakers inspired our audiences on a wide range of topics, including history, politics and economics, fiction, crime, memoir, biography, food, wine and books for children. Read more…   

Video preview: Mudlarking
  Video preview: Santa Montefiore 

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, who will also benefit from this year’s Festival:

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.

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