We organise three annual festivals:
Festival America 2018: Focus Canada, the inaugural London edition
The inaugural London edition of Festival America took place in September 2018, providing a satellite for the much-lauded Festival America, founded in Vincennes in 2002. A large group of writers from across the continent visited their French publishers and readers, and then travelled on to London. With the support of our UK, US, Canadian, Québec and French partners, we had many fascinating and thought-provoking events in venues around Trafalgar Square with authours including Omar El Akkad, Patrick DeWitt, Heather O’Neill, Brit Bennett, Sarah Churchwell and Dany Laferrière.
The Dulwich Literary Festival in 2018 took place from 7th – 11th November, with events at Dulwich College, Dulwich Books and West Norwood Feast. The Festival will return in November 2019.
The 2018 line-up included Jo Brand on feminism, Ben Macintyre on Cold War espionage, Jane Glover on Handel’s life in London, Kamal Ahmed on race and the British identity, and Lindsey Hilsum on her colleague, the war correspondent Marie Colvin. To find out more about these events and for updates on the 2019 festival, please visit www.dulwichliteraryfestival.co.uk.
In 2019, the festival ran from 13th – 25th June.
The 2019 line-up included Max Porter on his new novel, Lanny, Christie Watson and Molly Case on nursing, Professor A. C. Grayling on the history of philosophy, Rachel Reeves MP and Cathy Newman on Women of Westminster and an event on climate change with the prize-winning writer Alex Weymouth.
For more details please visit www.balhamliteraryfestival.co.uk.