Annual Book Festival in Chiswick, London W4, where authors talk about their new books in interviews and discussion events over a long weekend in September.

I love you, You’re perfect, Now change

The Chiswick Playhouse has opened its first production under its new name. in the studio space above the Tabard pub. I love you, You’re perfect, Now change is running until 30 November.

I went to see it last week and it was great fun. It’s billed as a brand-new version of a hit musical. To me it seemed more li

The Best Book Festival yet?

2018 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures

2019 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures

2019 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures

The 2019 festival was rich with authors who live locally talking about fascinating topics: Polly Devlin on her memoir Writing Home, Lucy Briers about her late father Richard Briers, who lived for many years in Chiswick, whose biographer James Hogg joined Lucy and actor Peter Egan to celebrate his life; Cahal Dallat on WB Yeats and Tom Mang

Ten years of the Chiswick Book Festival

A year of inspiring women

2017 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures

2017 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures

Actor Imogen Stubbs was among the panel at the opening session of the 2017 Chiswick Book Festival, discussing the work of Jane Austen, in the year which commemorated the 200th anniversary of her death. A year of 'inspiring women' also included Somerset Maugham and Costa Prize winning novelist Maggie O'Farrell, broadcaster Clare Balding, perfumier J

2016 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures

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 film

2015 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures

At home with festival Director Torin Douglas

2017 Chiswick Book Festival video snapshot

Terrorism linked to domestic violence

Domestic violence linked to terrorism

Festival review by Bridget Osborne

October 2019 Photograph above: Jess Phillips MP in the Chamber of the Houses of Parliament Labour MP Jess Phillips says she’s had it explained to her in graphic detail what some angry men would like to do to her. She gets messages like this one: ‘Unless you change your attitude, be a

Meeting authors who you’ve read for years