QP Fringe

QP Fringe is a series of literary author talks organised by the Queenʼs Park Book Festival and The Hearth.

Following on the growing success of our annual book festival, this quarterly series of events provides the local community with more thought provoking and entertaining conversations throughout the year.

April 20th 2023

Women’s Prize for Fiction 2023

We’re proud to host 2 long-listed authors from this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. Meet Priscilla Morris and Cecile Pin.

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honouring fiction written by women. Founded as a riposte to 1991’s all-male Booker Prize shortlist, since 1996 the Women’s Prize for Fiction has underpinned a renaissance in literary fiction written by women. The Prize celebrates originality, accessibility and excellence in writing by women and connects world-class writers with readers everywhere.

This edition of QP Fringe sees us hosting a panel discussion with two long-listed authors from this year’s competition, in conversation with journalist Kate Leaver:

  • Priscilla Morris — Black Butterflies
  • Cecile Pin — Wandering Souls

Join us for a thought provoking discussion covering some of the best literary voices in contemporary fiction.


  • 6:30pm – Doors Open & Bar open
  • 7:30pm – 8:30pm – Book Talk & Panel Discussion
  • 8:30pm – 9:30pm Bar open