Book Event


Christy Lefteri


In conversation with Gemma Malley

Sat 18th September 2021, 5-6pm

Robert Graves Tent


International and Sunday Times bestselling author Christy Lefteri joins us to discuss her powerful new novel Songbirds and what it really means to migrate to find freedom and the hardships along the way.

Shining a light on transactional relationships and putting real faces to the immigrant experience, Christy will be discussing the inspiration behind her new novel: the real-life disappearance of domestic workers in Cyprus. Bringing to life on the human stories behind the headlines, Christy will discuss the unseen who walk among us, cleaning our homes and caring for our children.

Also up for discussion is the huge success of Christy’s breakthrough book, The Beekeeper of Aleppo which has sold over half a million copies and how it changed her life and challenged her creative process.

Chaired by Gemma Malley, writer and chair of Wimbledon BookFest.

Ticket price includes a copy of Songbirds (HB: £14.99)