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Berkofest Top authors come to Berkhamsted!

Berkofest Top authors come to Berkhamsted!

Top authors come to Berkhamsted!

Read all about it! Back for its second year, BerkoFest Book Festival is coming to Berkhamsted on the Sunday 7th November 2021; don't miss out!

The Book Festival will be held at two sites: Berkhamsted Town Hall and St Peter's Church, and the Town Hall events will be hosted by Robin Ince and Nigel Barden.

We are thrilled to announce the following Sunday Times top ten selling authors: Lisa Jewell, Stuart Turton, Natalie Haynes and Pete Paphides will be appearing alongside sporting, memoir and comedic writers, plus radio broadcasters.

Award-winning comedian Alexei Sayle will be sharing a session with fellow award winning comedian Mark Steel. From the world of sport, one of England's most successful cricket captains Mike Brearley will talk about the 'Art of Captaincy'. Isy Suttie aka Dobby from the 'Peep Show' and Ally from 'Man Down' will be talking about her first novel 'Jane is Trying'.

Thought-provoking Nikesh Shukla will discuss his writings on race and immigration, and behavioral scientist Pragya Argawal will share her thoughts on [M]otherhood.

Regular Radio 4 broadcasters Claudia Hammond and Robin Ince will be stimulating the audience with their insights, the latter in particular from his book 'The Importance of Being Interested'.

This year St Peter's Church will the host children's sessions, thus becoming a lovely family-friendly event. There are award winning authors for all children's ages, such as Blue Peter short story winner Vashti Hardy. Some of the authors have written a series of theme books like Sam Sedgman and his 'Adventures on Trains'. A. F. Harrold will ignite kid's imagination with beards, hats, literature and comedy.

Organiser Charlie Hussey comments: "We're so thrilled to have such a diverse line-up at BerkoFest Book Festival! The hope is that people will come along and have great day on Sunday 7th November!"

For further details and ticket prices please visit

Please note that tickets can only be bought online.


Authors appearing include: Mike Brearley, Robin Ince , Lisa Jewell, Mark Steel, Alexei Sayle, Sam Sedgman, Christopher Edge, Vashti Hardy, Maz Evans , A. F. Harrold, John Hegley, Natalie Haynes, Rowan Coleman, Isy Suttie, Jamie Fewery, Rosie Walsh, Claudia Hammond, John Higgs, A L Kennedy, Nikesh Shukla, Pete Paphides, Katy Regan, Clare Swatman, Stuart Turton, Pragya Argawal, Nichola Raihani and Paula Harrison.

Contact details:

Charlie Hussey – Event Organizer

07812 240712

Posted: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:26 by Town Warden

Tags: Berkofest