10 Magical Days on Wimbledon Common

absolutely montage imageThank you to all those who made 2017 such a special festival - the speakers, musicians, poets, film makers, audience, volunteers and sponsors.

Provisional dates for 2018: 4-14 October.
We start programming in January 2018. Publishers can submit ideas for programming to info@wimbledonbookfest.org

The Jane Gardam Short Story Prize will open in Feb 2018
Our 2018 Young Writers' Competition will open in Mar 2018

Wimbledon Bookfest is a charity and depends on support and donations to run. To support the Festival Become a Friend OR Donate Here. Sponsors can find out more about our sponsorship programme by emailing info@wimbledonbookfest.org

Image: Absolutely Magazine, Oct edition


Writer in Residence - Olumide Popoola

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Read our 2017 Writer in Residence Olumide Popoola's response to the Festival. Olumide observes and reflects on the speakers and audience, finding books help to deliver the empathy and understanding that we are seeking.

Read OLUMIDE POPOOLA's piece in full - To Reach Across


BookFest in the News

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Look out for features in this week's Wimbledon Guardian and October editions of Absolutely and Time & Leisure magazines.

'the brilliant annual Bookfest features an impressive array of literary figures and personalities.'
Time Out

'Wimbledon BookFest returns with its best line-up yet.' SW19 Resident

2017 Wimbledon programme PDF


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