4-14 October 2018
Wimbledon BookFest is delighted to announce that its headliners for the 2018 festival, running from 4-14 October, include Graham Norton, Pat Barker, Patrick Gale, Lionel Shriver, Yotam Ottolenghi, Mary Robinson and Adam Kay. The children’s programme is headlined by Sophie Kinsella and Francesca Simon, bestselling author of the Horrid Henry books. The full programme of events will be announced in June at www.wimbledonbookfest.org.
Wimbledon BookFest founded in 2006, is now firmly established in the literary calendar and has an excellent track record in attracting some of the biggest literary stars in the country. This year’s main festival takes place 4-14 October. Set on Wimbledon Common, the Baillie Gifford Big Tent, seating up to 500 and the intimate William Morris themed marquee, provide the focal point for the Festival.
2018 sees a new 5 year commitment from The University of Roehampton as Wimbledon BookFest’s Principal Sponsor. Professor Paul O’Prey CBE, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Roehampton said: “I’m delighted that we are expanding and strengthening our partnership with Wimbledon BookFest, including their excellent schools programme. At Roehampton, we are passionate about sharing the knowledge of our staff and students, building the aspirations of young people to study in higher education, and providing support for arts and culture in London. This partnership will benefit local young people and the wider community, and will support an exceptional arts organisation.”
Wimbledon BookFest will also hold an inaugural Spring Weekend festival in partnership with King’s College School, Wimbledon on 15-17 March 2019.
Andrew Halls, Head Master, King’s College School said: ‘King’s College School is delighted to be hosting the Wimbledon BookFest’s new Spring Weekend. Our new recital hall provides a splendid setting for a weekend of literature, arts and culture and we are very happy to be lead partners of what we know will prove a wonderful event.’
Programming is led by Wimbledon BookFest Director Fiona Razvi who can be contacted on Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org.