BerkoFest Book Festival 2021

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Bibliophiles will be pleased to hear that plans are under way for the BerkoFest Book Festival.

You can look forward to both children’s and adult authors appearing, with author’s readings, panels and Q&A sessions, along with book signings.

Hosted by Robin Ince and Nigel Barden, as we went to press the following authors had been confirmed:

Alexei Sayle (pictured) : a regular on 1980s TV comedy The Young Ones, Sayle has also penned five novels, two short story collections, and five novels. His autobiography is entitled Stalin Ate My Homework.

Lisa Jewell is a New York Times and Sunday Times number one bestselling author. She has written 18 novels, including dark psychological thrillers including The Girls, Then She Was Gone and The Family Upstairs.

Other authors appearing include: former England cricketer Mike Brearley, Nikesh Shukla, AL Kennedy, AF Harrold, Christopher Edge, John Higgs and Pragya Argawal.

Local authors to appear at BerkoFest Book Festival include Berkhamsted Living former Editor Clare Swatman (whose latest book is reviewed in this issue), Stuart Turton, Jamie Fewery, and Katy Regan.

So pop this date in the diary: Sunday 7 November, 10am to 6pm at Berkhamsted Town Hall. Find further details at