Chiswick Book Festival 2017

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 this year’s Festival.

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.

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

Ninth Chiswick Book Festival hailed as the best
High praise for Young People’s Poetry Competition winners: ChiswickW4.comThe Chiswick Book Festival – a quick impression on video from The Chiswick Calendar.
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– “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

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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 (some of whom are seen, right, with the elusive Jane Austen £10 note), without whom we couldn’t sell all the authors’ wonderful books!

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

The Festival’s Playful Books Quiz is now closed. First prize is a Folio Society set of seven Jane Austen novels, kindly donated by Foster Books. The second prize is a volume of Jane Austen’s Letters. Click here for the answers and to see who won.

If you have any post-Festival ticket queries please email Sue Buchan. For any other queries about the Festival, please email

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

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

Thanks to all our authors, readers and supporters at the 2016 Festival who helped us donate £2,600 each to our reading charities and to St Michael & All Angels Church which hosts the Festival. Figures for 2017 are currently being calculated.

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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