Monster-Graffiti web home.pngOur Young Writer's Competition is now open. This year's theme 'Monster' has been chosen to tie in with the anniverary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Find out More.


absolutely montage imageThank you to all those who made 2017 such a special festival - the speakers, musicians, poets, film makers, audience, volunteers and sponsors.
We start programming in January 2018. Publishers can submit ideas for programming to

The Jane Gardam Short Story Prize will open in April 2018

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Sponsors can find out more about our sponsorship programme by emailing

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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

More than 10 Magical Days on Wimbledon Common.....

Wimbledon BookFest's work goes on beyond its ten day festival every October. We work with over 70 local schools on a variety of education projects to engage young people in literacy and develop life skills.

Watch our films below made by sixth formers from local schools as part of the 1000 Londoners project and funded by the Wimbledon Foundation. And here are some Vox Pops going behind the scenes on the project at Wimbledon Odeon. [MORE]

All ten films, plus an introduction are in the playlist below. They will play sequentially by default, but you can navigate to a specific video after clicking PLAYLIST in the top left hand corner.

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