The Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival is back for its eighth year and, for the first time, at JW3. With literary luminaries, rising stars and an array of talks, readings, performances, workshops and discussions, it’ll be a veritable feast of words and ideas. Ticket prices range from £10 to £25, and there is a special offer of a 20% discount when booking tickets for three or more events.
When? 22-26 September 2016
Where? JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6ET
Who? 2016 -Jay Rayner (right), Diana Athill, Iain Sinclair, Simon Garfield, Simon Ings, Marcel Theroux, Marina Lewycka, Anthony Clavane, Nikita Lalwani, David Goldblatt, Ben Judah, Mona Arshi, Edward Docx, Marina Benjamin, Gillian Slovo, Peter Hobbs, Naomi Alderman, Nikesh Shukla, Himesh Patel, Sabrina Mahfouz, Varaidzo, Isabelle Seddon, Lisa Swerling, Pangaea Poetry
Ticket price? In 2016 Ticket prices range from £10 to £25, and there is a special offer of a 20% discount when booking tickets for three or more events.
Festival Website? Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival
Festival Director? 2016 - Claire Berliner, Head of Arts & Culture Programming, JW3
Andrew Roberts, Max Hastings, Antony Beevor, Lauren Child, Jennifer Grey, John Lahr, Katie Glass, Tanya Gold and Daphne Selfe, to name a few of the many famous names who have appeared over the years.
2015 - Andrew Marr, Deborah Moggach , Lisa Jewell, Booker-Prize nominee Stephen Kelman, Melvyn Bragg and Iain Pears – plus award-winning crime fiction writers. Andrew Roberts on Napoleon, Max Hastings on spies, and Antony Beevor on the last Nazi push of the war. Lauren Child (Charlie and Lola, Ruby Redfort), Jennifer Grey (Atticus Claw). John Lahr, Chris Hono, Katie Glass and Tanya Gold, Daphne Selfe.
2014 Speakers include Charles Spencer (below right), Lynne Reid Banks, Jane Costello, Hugh Pym, Linda Grant, Saul David, Penny Vincenzi, Monique Roffey, Tom Wilkinson, Jenny Colgan, Alex Brummer, Robert Sackville-West, Ann Treneman, Nick Harkaway and Claudia Roden among over 80 others.
2013 - Ruby Wax , Nick Ross, Baroness Gillian Shephard, Tracy Chevalier, Mark Billingham, Sathnam Sanghera, Miles Jupp, Deborah & Lottie Moggach, Peter Stanford, Marcus Berkmann, Dannie Abse, Maggie O'Farrell, Shelina Permalloo, John Crace, Esther Walker,Mark Easton and Lisa Jewell.
2012 Over 80 outstanding writers including Howard Jacobson, Rose Tremain, Michael Palin, Lisa Jewell, Matthew Hancock MP, Pam Ayres, David Lammy MP, Elizabeth Buchan, Tom Holland, Alison Weir, Robert Goddard, Kathy Lette and Gavin Esler. Plus three creative writing workshops with expert tutors.
2011 Raymond Blanc, Esther Freud, Peter Snow, Edna O'Brien, Diana Athill, Peter Sissons, Nicholas Parsons, Andrew Morton, Daisy Waugh, Barbara Taylor Bradford (above), Alan Hollinghurst, Mark Malloch Brown, Gavin Esler and Sarah Brown
2009 & 2010 - Justin Somper, Joe Craig, Sally-Ann Lever, Jenny Valentine, Adele Geras, SophieHerxheimer and Andy Stanton. Sebastian Faulks, Geraldine D’Amico. Gerald Ronson and Martin Bell, Michael Frayn, Dan Cruickshank, Claudia Roden, Kathy Lette, Professor Richard Overy, Arabella Weir, Justine Picardie, Tom Bower, Howard Jacobson, Andrew Sanger, Mark Billingham, Linda Grant, Martin Amis (interviewer Erica Wagner), Joanna Trollope, Gavin Esler, Tracy Chevalier, Maggie O'Farrell, Howard Jacobson, Lionel Shriver, Lord Archer, Rachel Billington, Giles Coren, Lynda Bellingham, Marika Cobbold (interviewer Amanda Craig), John Harvey, Kate Figes, Mark Billingham, David Morrisey, Daisy Hay, Yotam Ottolenghi, Jay Rayner, Steven Berkoff, Maggie O Farrell, Andrew Graham Dixon, Fiona Kirk, Ion Trewin, Pen Farthing and Linda Kelsey (interviewer Olivia Lichtenstein) .
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