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.

Festival Director
Fiona Razvi

Festival Office
Liz Hughes

Festival Trustees
Toby Mundy (chair), Kate Harbinson, Margaret Lewisohn, Mandy Mallen, Alan Hobbs

Education Outreach:
Fiona Razvi, Marina Vokos

Programming Team:
Fiona Razvi, Jo Gray, Kate Harbinson, Marina Vokos, Liz Hughes, Jennifer Cox, Mandy Mallen

Press & PR
Emma Dowson

Kevin Smith

IT [Website & Social Media]
Nick Browne & Paul Fright, Coraider Services Ltd.

Laura Tuite-Dalton

Editorial Support
Joanna Gray

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
Mandy Mallen

Technical Management
Matt Turner, Bluefish Productions. A Fishtank Company.

Bookfest Office
The Bookfest Office is kindly funded by Marcus Beale Architects