About & Press

About the Dulwich Literary Festival

The Dulwich Literary Festival began in 2014 and has gone from strength to strength. The 2018 edition will be the fifth edition.

From humble beginnings we are gradually building a festival of national consequence. Many Dulwich residents remember the climax of last year’s festival – a riveting sold-out conversation between Ken Clarke and Nick Clegg.

We love to programme up-and-coming talent alongside the more well-known names, producing unique events that you won’t find at any other festival.

We are determined to root our festival in the local community, working with a range of venues, schools, businesses and charities. The main weekend of the festival will take place at Dulwich College, but this year we will also have events at the historic Dulwich Picture Gallery, All Saints Church, Dulwich Books and the West Norwood Feast.

We look forward to welcoming you to the festival in November.

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The Dulwich Literary Festival November 2017

Pop-up bookshop for the main weekend at Dulwich College

Dulwich Books is an award-winning independent bookshop based in West Dulwich. We were shortlisted for Best Independent Bookshop in London at the British Book Awards 2017

We host of literary events at a range of venues across South London.

Do come and see us during opening hours, call on 020 8670 1920, or email hello@dulwichbooks.co.uk. We have more than 6000 books in stock but remember if you ask us before 1700 we can usually get you any book by 1200 the next day.


6 Croxted Road, Dulwich, SE21 8SW

Email: hello@dulwichbooks.co.uk

Phone: 020 8670 1920

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Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Sunday 11am – 4pm

If you are an author or publicist and would like to be involved with Dulwich Literary Festival or any of our other events please contact Harry Coath on harry@dulwichbooks.co.uk

For lots more information about our events programme please visit www.livelit.co.uk


For press enquiries and interview requests please contact Ashton Bainbridge at FMCM public relations on AshtonB@fmcm.co.uk, or Harry Coath at Dulwich Books on harry@dulwichbooks.co.uk

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