Authors Take Centre Stage

Living Magazines Tring Book Festival Shirley Ballas

The Tring Book Festival, organised by the team at Our Bookshop on the High Street, will run from Friday 3 to Sunday 12 November and will once again feature an extraordinary array of top writers.

The Poet Laureate Simon Armitage leads the line-up representing ‘the spoken word’. Joining him is the BAFTA-nominated, award-winning writer and broadcaster, Lemn Sissay, as well as poet, performer and broadcaster, Roger McGough, who has been called ‘the patron saint of poetry’ and ‘the godfather of modern poetry’.

Non-fiction is well represented with scientist Adam Rutherford, sportsmen Martin Bayfield and Mike Brearley, as well as TV’s Repair Shop leather expert Suzie Fletcher.

The line-up of fiction authors include John Boyne (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Hearts Invisible Furies); Nina Stibbe (Love Nina, Reasons to be Cheerful), plus writer and star of The Fast Show, Charlie Higson, now known for his Young Bond series and most recently his first adult James Bond book, On His Majesty’s Secret Service. Also visiting Tring is Strictly judge and the ‘Queen of Latin’, Shirley Ballas with her gripping and sexy debut cosy crime novel.

The final line-up will be announced at the start of September with tickets on general sale shortly  afterwards. Pick up your event guide from Our Bookshop and visit for updates.