Guildford Book Festival / 14th – 23rd October 2010

From Thursday 14th to Saturday 23rd October 2010, the annual Guildford Book Festival promises yet another exciting and varied programme of events featuring many of Britain’s finest writers and personalities.

This year’s line-up includes designer and broadcaster Kevin McCloud, BBC broadcaster Bill Turnbull, writer and comedian Arthur Smith, journalist and author Rachel Johnson, leading historians Dan Cruickshank and Michael Wood, actor Ron Moody, and actor, writer and director Steven Berkoff.

Other Festival highlights include the ever popular Girls’ Night hosted by Jane Wenham-Jones on Wednesday 20th October. Part 1 is on an agony aunt theme and features columnists Helen Lederer, Lucy Mangan and Irma Kurtz. Much loved British writer and comedian Jenny Éclair appears in Part 2.

The hugely popular authors Katie Fforde and Adele Parks will be taking part in Festival’s Literary Lunch on Thursday 21st October. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the company of two of UK’s bestselling female authors, to find out what inspires them.  

The ever popular Readers’ Day which celebrates fiction and is a great chance to meet an eclectic mix of authors, held on Saturday 16th October and features Barbara Nadel, Michelle Paver, Barbara Erskine, John Harding, Dorothy Koomson, Clare Morrall, Chris Fowler, Andrew Taylor and JoJo Moyes.

The Guildford Book Festival embraces a whole host of other subjects including crime, history and biography. There will also be a Festival Quiz and, for the first time ever, a Book Swap. As in previous years, workshops on a range of topics will feature in the programme including ones on writers’ block and crime writing.

Other authors appearing at this year’s Guildford Book Festival include bestselling novelists Lesley Pearse, Jonathan Coe, David Nobbs and Elizabeth Buchan and bestselling crime writer Peter James.

Festival Box Offices will be open from early September. Box Office numbers are 01483 444789 or 01483 444334. Online booking will also available from

For more details, download the press release below or contact [email protected]