Clapham’s distinctive and quirky Book Festival is back with a Programme of varied events.

Sunday 9th October    3.00 – 5.00pm  Clapham Literary Trail

Clapham crime fiction writer and Trustee of the Festival, Julie Anderson, leads a walk around Clapham Common, taking in the illustrious and varied literary history of Clapham.  Starts and finishes at Omnibus Theatre. Numbers are restricted so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Buy tickets here.

 Saturday 15th October    Festival  Day at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham Common

Tickets for the whole afternoon are available here.

10.30 – 12.30am         Clapham Literary Trail 

A reprise of the walk taking in the illustrious and varied literary history of Clapham.  Starts and finishes at Omnibus Theatre.  Buy tickets here.

3.00 – 4.00pm     Crime Time

Two-time winner of the CWA Historical Dagger,  Abir Mukherjee discusses The Shadows of Men his latest in the multiple award-winning Wyndham & Banerjee series of crime novels set in 1920s India. Buy tickets here.

5.00 – 6.00pm    Dame Jenni Murray 

BBC Radio 4 journalist, writer and campaigner Dame Jenni Murray talks about significant women as well as her career on Woman’s Hour with bestselling novelist and Clapham resident Elizabeth Buchan. Buy tickets here.

7.00 – 8.00pm    Sir Antony Beevor in conversation with Dr Piers Brendon

The eminent historian discusses his latest book, Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917 – 1921 and considers the impact of Russia over the past century (and parallels with the present day) with fellow historian Dr Piers Brendon. Buy tickets here.

The Festival is partnering with Time and Leisure Magazine to present a series of online events in the period after the Festival Day. High quality live discussion and debate about books, authors and all things literary, often with a Clapham connection.

17th October       7 pm          West Camel 

The local author and Polari-prize lister talks about his new novel Fall with Julie Anderson. ‘Beautiful, traumatic and ultimately uplifting.’ Louise Beech Tickets available here.

22nd November  7 pm        Shafik Meghji

Local writer Shafik discusses his book on Bolivia Crossed Off the Map. ‘A book that champions the dramatic landscapes, distinct cultures and diverse peoples of this south American nation.’ National Geographic. Tickets available here.