ABOUT BOOKFEST

Barnes has a thriving literary and arts community and Barnes BookFest was launched in September 2021 as an annual local book festival weekend.

 

It was initiated and organised by the Friends of St Mary’s Barnes and Magic Productions with The Barnes Bookshop.  The event is supported by The Barnes Community Association (BCA), the Barnes Literary Society and Screen My Story and it is sponsored by Laurent Residential.

 

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THE INAUGURAL EVENT 2021

An incredible weekend of talks and screenings, where some of Britain’s best writers gave insight into the way they work and the subjects that fascinate them.

THE 2021 AUTHORS

Gyles Brandreth • Sir Michael Morpurgo

Ursula Buchan • Felicity Cloake

Andrew Graham Dixon

Victoria Dowd • Sebastian Faulks

Richard Harries • Simon Heffer

Rukmini Iyer • Anya de Jager

Lord Patten of Barnes •  Hayley Mills

Edwin Mullins • Bernard O’Keeffe

Michael Pennington • Alice Ross

Laura Shepherd Robinson • Ian Williams

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