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Programme

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.


Saturday 15th October  

Festival Day at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham Common


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.


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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.


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.


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



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.


Monday 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



Tuesday 22nd November 7 pm Shafik Meghji

Local travel writer Shafik discusses his travel 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.

Clapham Literary Trail, Sunday 9th October 3.00–5.00pm

Clapham Literary Trail, Saturday 15th October 10.30am-12.30pm

All Afternoon Ticket

Crime Time 3.00–4.00pm

Dame Jenni Murray 5.00–6.00pm

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

West Camel, 7pm Mon 17th October

£5.00

Shafik Meghji, 7pm Tues 22nd Nov

£5.00

About Clapham Book Festival

Clapham Book Festival has been running annually since 2016.

It is organised by Clapham Writers, a registered charity.

Find out about past events here.