The Chiswick Book Festival 2019

According to Time Out magazine, Chiswick “champions creativity and community spirit… and it’s home to a lovely literary festival each autumn”.

“This small-but-perfectly formed festival in a chic pocket of west London packs a punch when it comes to speaker calibre”: says Red magazine.

Chiswick Book Festival is “just as good as Hay – and a lot nearer!” says one local resident.

All of the above were proved true again this year. Programme director Jo James and overall Director of the festival Torin Douglas put together a very varied programme of hugely entertaining and informative speakers. While the names were maybe not quite as starry as some years, the quality of the sessions was superb.

Read about some of the sessions in this year’s festival and read Torin Douglas’s guest blog about how he thinks it all went here.

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See also: 2019 Chiswick Book Festival in pictures

See also: Ten years of the Chiswick Book Festival