Barnes BookFest 2024

Past Speakers

Barnes BookFest welcomes an astonishing range of speakers to its festivals and our audiences are always delighted. Past speakers include:

2023 Festival
Matt Frei * Lawrence Dallaglio and Owen Slot * Trevor Phillips and Stephen Bush * Richard Harries * Dipo Faloyin and Edward Paice * Hannah Rothschild and Gyles Brandreth * William Sieghart * Jacqueline Crooks, Pricilla Morris and Harriett Gilbert * Sam Delaney and Irvine Welsh * Ferdinand Mount * Robert Peston and Chris Blackhurst * Alicia Foster and Chloë Ashby * Tom Courtenay and Michael Billington * Ysenda Maxtone Graham and AJ Pearce * Oliver Soden and Patricia Hodge * Leo McKinstry and Joshua Levine * Simon Heffer and Allan Mallinson * Anne Glenconner and Gyles Brandreth * Helen Czerski and Tracy Edwards * Anthony Seldon and Sonia Purnell

A PDF verison of our 2023 Festival Programme Brochure is available here.

2022 Festval
Jonathon Porritt * Ben Macintyre * Dame Eileen Atkins and Gyles Brandreth * Tim Marshall * Theo Fennell and Richard E. Grant * Leslie Thomas KC and Thomas Grant KC * Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan * Hugo Vickers and Simon Heffer * Hilary and Michael Whitehall * Anthony Horowitz and Libby Spurrier * Patricia Hodge and Michael Billington * Yara Rodrigues Fowler, Natasha Brown and Jo Hamya * Helen Rappaport and Trevor Sterling *Bonnie Garmus and Ben Hunt-Davis * Andrew Wilson * Gill Hornby and Harriett Gilbert * Peter Conradi and John Sweeney * Robert Harris and Leanda de Lisle

2021 Festival
Gyles Brandreth * Hayley Miles * Laura Shepherd Robinson and Antonia Senior * Andrew Graham Dixon * Bernard O’Keefe * Rukmini Iyer * Alice Ross and Matthew Vincent * Sebastian Faulks * Edwin Mullins and Denis Moriarty * Anja de Jager and Victoria Dowd * Hadley Freeman * Simon Heffer * Richard Harries * Ursula Buchan and Joanne Finney * Ian Williams and Chris Patten