Thanks to all who attended the Balham Literary Festival, the Dulwich Literary Festival and Festival America in 2018 and 2019. We won’t be running any of these in 2020 for obvious reasons but do keep a look out for updates about next year.
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 2019 Dulwich Literary Festival ran from 6th – 13th November, with events at Dulwich College and Dulwich Books.
The 2019 line-up included comedian and classicist Natalie Haynes, Shakespeare scholar Emma Smith, tales of ‘mudlarking’ with Lara Maiklem, the internationally-bestselling biographer Jung Chang, as well as brilliant novelists Louise Doughty & Howard Jacobson. For kids, we have a fun-filled event with the fabulous Konnie Huq.
For more details 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.