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NEW SPRING EVENTS FOR 2024
CLIVE MYRIE
JAMES O'BRIEN IN CONVERSATION WITH SAMIRA AHMED
BETTANY HUGHES
JAH WOBBLE IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT ELMS
'One of the UK's most important literary festivals' - Evening Standard
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SPRING EVENTS
24-27 MARCH 2024
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BookFest 2024

Wimbledon BookFest’s main festival takes place 17-27 October in central Wimbledon venues – Wimbledon High School, Wimbledon Library and New Wimbledon Theatre. Pop-up events also take place throughout the year, including our special Spring Events in March.

 

COMING UP IN 2024
Wimbledon BookFest
17-27 Oct 2024

Schools Events

World Book Day Author Events –  now booking
25 & 26 March 2024

Every year more than 15,000 children from schools across south London take part in projects focused on literacy. School events for World Book Day include Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Katie and Kevin Tsang and official World Book Day authors Tọlá Okogwu and Louie Stowell. Events take place at New Wimbledon Theatre. click here.

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Festival Recordings

Enjoy the best of Festival 2023 on film and audio!

Linda Yueh

Emma Gannon & Thomas Curran

Anna Murphy

Lisa Snowdon

Susie Alegre & David Runciman

Philippa Gregory

Ben Okri: The Waste Land

Edward Stourton

Gavin Esler

Tim Marshall

Blake Morrison

Katherine Rundell

Your support is more important than ever!

Wimbledon BookFest is a charity and we need your support. Any donation helps us continue our work and be here for the community and bring you brilliant events for 2024!

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Festival 2023

Explore ten days of brilliant events from Festival 2023 below. You can also download a copy of last year’s programme here

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Merton Big Read

Last year we launched the Merton Big Read – a community-wide reading scheme – in conjunction with Merton Libraries. Our 2023 Big Read was The Last White Man, by the acclamied author Mohsin Hamid. Selection for the Big Read 2024 is now underway and will be announced in April. 

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Book Cover of The LAst White Man by Mohsin Hamid

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Trust Magazine

Trust is a free award-winning magazine from Baillie Gifford – one of our generous sponsors.  Published twice a year, Trust offers an insight into our investment trusts, and features interviews with fund managers and celebrated authors.

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