Richmond Literature Festival 6-27th November 2015

One of the Borough’s biggest cultural events returns in early November, and has once again drawn some big hitters from the literary world.

An action-packed month, which starts on 6 November, is planned and boasts a star-studded cast of personalities at a range of events, including panel discussions and creative writing workshops, and events marking the borough’s First World War commemorations, as well as examining history, art, economics, science and crime fiction.

Highlights include:

  • British Journalist and Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times Christina Lamb will discuss her new book ‘Farewell Kabul’
  • Top surgeon Henry Marsh will share stories of life, death, and brain surgery
  • British Linguist and author David Crystal will take festival goers through the minefield that is British punctuation
  • The Guardian’s Theatre Critic Michael Billington will be in conversation with Artistic Director of the Orange Tree Theatre, Paul Miller, discussing 101 greatest plays
  • The social history of the 1950s is explored in Virginia Nicholson’s Perfect Wives in Idea Homes
  • Acclaimed biographer Sonia Purnell will be at Hampton Library to talk about her book First Lady: The Lives and Wars of Clementine Churchill
  • Former Business Secretary and Twickenham MP Vince Cable will provide a unique insight into the state of the British economy and global financial market. The discussion is part of Dr Cable’s new book ‘After the Storm’ and will take place at Richmond Theatre on Sunday 15 November

For more information visit Richmond Literature or call 020 8831 6000.

Box office opens 10am on Monday 28 September. Visit the website to book or call 020 8831 6494.