Literary arts in the heart of London

Queen’s Park Book Festival is a vibrant and exciting celebration of literary arts in the heart of London. An area with deep literary history, Queen's Park has been a home to authors, artists, poets and actors for generations. Every year hundreds of authors are welcomed by thousands of audience members for a weekend of events in the beautiful park.

Athors who have attended the festival include local bestselling novelist Zadie Smith, award winning authors Robert Harris, Andrew O'Hagan, Ben Macintyre, Elif Shafak, Tessa Hadley, John Lanchester, Guy Gunaratne, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Jonathan Coe, Philip Hensher and Booker prize-winning novelists Howard Jacobson, Eleanor Catton and Bernardine Evaristo. The festival celebrates the literary arts in all its forms and has welcomed directors Stephen Frears and Nicholas Hytner as well as the acclaimed actors Simon Russell Beale and Reece Shearsmith.

The festival’s unique Queen’s Park Community Tent is the festival's stage dedicated entirely to nurturing local talent, supporting local artists and partnering with local chartities. It was xreated specifically to champion local voices and empower under-represented groups in the community. Every year it is proud to host a huge variety of artists including local regugees, young poets and emerging authors.

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QPBF Team

Thomas du Plessis

Thomas du Plessis

Festival Director
Simon Frais

Simon Frais

Event Management & Trustee

Claudia Chalmers

Sponsorship & Advertising
Matt Casbourne

Matt Casbourne

Marketing & Digital

Kathryn Rose

Marketing & Digital
Hud Saunders

Hud Saunders

Queen's Park Community Tent
Derek Pawlush

Derek Pawlush

Graeme Williams

Graeme Williams

Marketing & Digital
Derek Johns

Derek Johns

Trustee

Susan Pym

Green Room & Trustee

Virginia Brand

Trustee
Jo James

Jo James

Handheld Events

Travel to Queen's Park

Queen's Park is conveniently located at five minutes walk from Queen's Park and Brondesbury Park stations. All events take place in the park itself.