Sunday, March 29, 2020

Guildford Book Festival


Established in 1989 the Guildford Book Festival brings together a vibrant mix of authors and artists from around the world for eight-days of outstanding conversation and lively debate, all held in a welcoming environment. The Festival offers a strong programme of events for children, including an active schools programme

When? 4th – 11th October 2020

Who? TBAguildford_book_festival

Where? Various locations, Guildlford, Surrey. England

Fesitival Website:

Twitter? @gfordbookfest

Facebook? Guildford Book Festival

Festival Directors? Jane Beaton and Alex Andrews were appointed co-directors of the Festival in 2016.

Patrons of the festival have included Michael Buerk, Michael Rosen, Sandi Toksvig, Fay Weldon and Jacqueline Wilson.

Past Festivals? – Martin Bell, Jenni Murray, Max Hastings, Matt Haig, Kate Mosse, Graham Norton, Jeremy Paxman, Ella Mills, John Julius Norwich, Alison Weir, Anthony Horowitz, Robert Harris, S J Parris, Damon Hill, David Essex, and Juliet Nicolson,Vince Cable, Sara Crow, Melvyn Bragg, Sandi Toksvig,Mary Berry , Pam Ayres, Virginia McKenna, Diana Quick, James Martin, Ken Bruce, Simon Brett, Chris Cleave, Frank Gardner, Neil Oliver, June Whitfield, Rick Wakeman, Roy Hudd, Joanne Harris, Richard Holmes, Maureen Lipman, Jeremy Paxman, Clive James, Gerald Scarfe, Katharine Whitehorn, Simon Hoggart,     Michael Frayn, Lionel Shriver, Ray Mears, Mark Thomas, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden,   Jenni Murray, Richard Madeley, Val McDermid and Julian Clary. In 2010 Writer and comedian Arthur Smith, BBC broadcaster Bill Turnbull, comedienne Jenny Eclair and Katie Fforde and Adele Parks who will be doing a Literary Lunch. Barbara Nadel, Michelle Paver, Barbara Erskine, John Harding, Dorothy Koomson, Clare Morrall and Chris Fowler. Barry Cryer, Pam Ayres (left) , Bel Mooney, Steve Furst, Martin Bell, Deborah Bull, Helen Simonson, Johnny Ball, Penny Jordan, Francine Stock and Hallie Rubenhold.


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