Sevenoaks Literary Festival


Tuesday 28 September – Thursday 7 October

In its 20th Anniversary year the Festival spans poetry, politics, biography, lifestyle and fiction in both live and online events.

See below for the authors who will be taking part and the books they will be talking about.

Book online at : ticketsource.co.uk/sevenoaks-literary-festival (no charge for booking online)

Book by telephone: 0333 666 3366 (a charge of £1.80 covers p&p).

For full information: https://sevlitfest.com/


The Authors

Tuesday 28 September, 7.30pm

Bryony Gordon

No Such Thing As Normal

Zoom meeting

Down to earth discussion with Jessamy Calkin on what people really need to feel better.


Wednesday 29 September, 7.30pm

Robert Martineau

Waypoints: A journey on foot

Bat & Ball Centre

An immersive account of a 1000 mile walk through Ghana, Togo and Benin ending at the spiritual centre of Ouidah. Robert is in conversation with Julia Wheeler.


Friday 1 October, 7.30pm

William Shaw

The Trawlerman

Bat & Ball Centre

The Kent coastline is the backdrop for a tale of corruption and the complexities of human connection. In conversation with Nick Varley.


Monday 4 October, 7.30pm

Ian Dunt

How to be a Liberal

Bat & Ball Centre

Discussing his sweeping history of liberal thought and ideas, Ian is in conversation with Jon Alexander.


Tuesday 5 October, 7.30pm

Mel Giedroyc

The Best Things

Walthamstow Hall

Like her, Mel’s novel is warm, witty and entertaining. She is in conversation with her friend, radio host Andy Bush.


Wednesday 6 October, 7.30pm

Rachel Clarke

Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a time of pandemic

Bat & Ball Centre

Bestselling author and palliative care doctor, Rachel is in conversation with Dr Rindy Bakker.


Thursday 7 October, 7.30pm

Marina Wheeler

The Lost Homestead: My mother, Partition and the Punjab

Walthamstow Hall

In conversation with Rupert Lancaster, Marina tells how her Sikh-born mother’s story loss and new beginnings reflected the broader and often harrowing history of partition.

Back to top


The Books

Back to top