The Greenwich Book Festival is back at the university this June 13 - 16


This year’s festival features talks from Michael Palin, Cressida Cowell and Malorie Blackman. The festival programme is shaped by themes of social activism, different perspectives and women’s voices.

The Book Festival takes place across the buildings on our Greenwich campus each year and includes events for both adults and families, as well as providing a platform for local authors and London-themed books.

Headliner Michael Palin will deliver a globe-trotting presentation about his extraordinary book Erebus: The Story of a Ship; activist and musician Billy Bragg will discuss what actions we can take to protect democracy; while former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman OBE and Women's Prize shortlistee Diana Evans join a panel celebrating the launch of New Daughters of Africa Anthology.

Working class activist Kerry Hudson is in conversation about Lowborn; gender equality campaigner Caroline Criado Perez will be interviewed about her Sunday Times bestseller Invisible Women; and LGBTQ poet Jay Bernard, winner of the Ted Hughes Prize 2018, introduces their Forward Prize-nominated first collection Surge.

The line-up for families includes: Cressida Cowell, the multi-million-selling author of How To Train Your Dragon, offering tips on becoming a writer; The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler delivering a live-drawing session themed around "kindness"; and Robin Stevens celebrating Murder Most Unladylike's fifth anniversary.

To find out more about the Festival and to book tickets, visit their website.