2016 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures

2016 was a big year for children’s authors. We had both Jacqueline Wilson, author of many, many books including the Tracy Beaker series, and Cressida Cowell, who had just completed her series  How to Train Your Dragon: 12 books which she started writing in 1998, which have been phenomenally successful and spawned blockbuster films.

Victoria Hislop, number one best-seller with her first novel The Island, talked about her latest book Cartes Postales from Greece. S.J. Watson, author of Before I Go To Sleep and Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train discussed having their books, both psychological thrillers, made into films.

Below also: comedians Shappi Khorsandi and Andy Hamilton; authors of the Ladybird books for grown-ups series Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris; and Waterstones manager Annakarin Klerfalk and editor of The Chiswick Calendar Bridget Osborne, hosting the first Local Authors Night at Waterstones, inviting local authors to promote their books, including Madhuri Bose, Diane Chandler and Peter Oborne.