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Saturday 14th October  

Festival Day at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham Common

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3.00 – 4.00pm Crime Time

Award-winning screen writer and novelist, Simon Brett talks with barrister, judge and crime writer, Nicola Williams about all things crime.

5.00 – 6.00pm Kate Mosse 

The celebrated novelist and broadcaster and co-founder of The Women's Prize for Fiction, Kate Mosse talks about books, writing and prizes with best-selling novelist and Clapham resident Elizabeth Buchan.

7.00 – 8.00pm Melvyn, Baron Bragg in conversation with Radio 4's Tom Sutcliffe

The eminent writer, broadcaster and parliamentarian discusses his life in the arts with fellow R4 broadcaster Tom Sutcliffe.

Sunday 22nd 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.

Online Events

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.

Tuesday 17th October 7 pm Ivy Ngeow

The Southfields based author discusses her new novel The American Boyfriend and her Balham protagonist with Julie Anderson.

Thursday 19th October 7 pm Sarah Bax Horton

The great great granddaughter of a policemen on the Jack the Ripper case, Sarah takes a fresh look at the evidence using his notes and papers, talking with local crime writer, Julie Anderson.

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All Day Festival Pass


All Day Festival Pass (Concession)

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Crime Time with Simon Brett and Nicola Williams


Crime Time with Simon Brett and Nicola Williams (Concession)


Kate Mosse with Elizabeth Buchan


Kate Mosse with Elizabeth Buchan (Concession)


Melvyn Bragg in conversation with Tom Sutcliffe


Melvyn Bragg in conversation with Tom Sutcliffe (Concession)


Ivy Ngeow


Sarah Bax Horton in conversation


Clapham Literary Walk

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Clapham Literary Walk (Concession)

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About Clapham Book Festival

Clapham Book Festival has been running annually since 2016. You can follow it on Twitter, Fb and Instagram.

It is organised by Clapham Writers, a registered charity.

Find out about past events here.