About Wimbledon BookFest
Bookfest is a charity with large volunteer input. It was founded in 2006 by Fiona Razvi and Tony Kane, and has grown from 1,000 visitors to over 15,000 with 7,000 school children enjoying the festival last year.
Any money raised is ploughed back into the festival and its education work with Merton schools. Central to BookFest is the desire to bring literature to the heart of the community and the community to the heart of literature.
Toby Mundy (chair), Kate Harbinson, Margaret Lewisohn, Mandy Mallen, Alan Hobbs
Fiona Razvi, Marina Vokos
Fiona Razvi, Jo Gray, Kate Harbinson, Marina Vokos, Liz Hughes, Jennifer Cox, Mandy Mallen
Press & PR
IT [Website & Social Media]
Nick Browne & Paul Fright, Coraider Services Ltd.
Young Writers’ Judges:
Tony Kane (chair), Lindsey Barraclough, Julian Butler, Jim Carrington, Jennifer Cox, Tina Ingram, Ruth Knowles, Gemma Malley, Becky Middleton, Margaret Reeve, James Smythe, David Steedman
Short Story Judges:
Jenny Hartley, Sian Hughes, Tony Kane, Jenny Lee, Leone Ross
John Stone and Nick Gregan
Box Office Managed by
Matt Turner, Bluefish Productions. A Fishtank Company.
The Bookfest Office is kindly funded by Marcus Beale Architects