Michelle Paver and Marcus Sedgwick to appear at Wimbledon Bookfest
The organisers of Wimbledon Bookfest have promised to keep the community at the heart of the party, as the annual event grows in its third year.
More than 50 literary events are set to take place in venues across Merton from October 3 to 11. They include a screening of Slumdog Millionaire with its scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy, and a day of fun for children at the Polka Theatre.
Writers are set to appear in libraries across the borough, and novelists will appear in Wimbledon’s high street bookshops for the first time in the festival’s history.
The winner of a young writers’ competition currently running in Merton’s schools, and the winner of a scriptwriting contest for all ages, will also be announced.
Tickets for the event are set to go on sale in July. For more information visit wimbledonbookfest.org.
Source: Wimbledon Guardian
Michelle Paver is a novelist that is best known for the six books that make up The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. She was born in 1960 in Malawi (then known as Nyasaland) to a South African father and a Belgian mother.
Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent in 1968 and is an acclaimed children’s author and illustrator.