Julian Fellowes, Audrey Niffenegger and Jeffrey Archer Among Star-Studded London Book Fair Events Programme

Julian Fellowes, Audrey Niffenegger and Jeffrey Archer Among Star-Studded London Book Fair Events Programme

The London Book Fair 2016 Author Line-Up

London, 23 March 2016: The London Book Fair has unveiled a glittering author line-up for 2016 including Julian Fellowes, Audrey Niffenegger, Jeffrey Archer and many more.

Alongside the Fair’s Authors of the Day – Howard Jacobson, Jeanette Winterson, Tracey Chevalier, Judith Kerr, Nick Bostrom and Marian Keyes – authors taking part in this year’s Fair (12 – 14 April) will include: Julian Fellowes, Audrey Niffenegger, Jeffrey Archer, Peter James, Deborah Levy, Max Porter, Meg Rosoff andWioletta Greg.

Launching his Belgravia app* on the week of the Fair, acclaimed British novelist, screenwriter, director and actor, Julian Fellowes, will take part in a Q&A with Fair Director, Jacks Thomas, at the LBF PEN Literary Salon – a daily space for author interviews, literary debates and events – on Tuesday 12th April at 12:30pm.

Author event highlights at this year’s Fair will include:

  • Professor Nick Bostrom will deliver the Quantum keynote on Monday 11th April, 9:40 – 9:55
  • Multi-award winning author, Meg Rosoff in conversation with Telegraph columnist, Rowan Pelling at the PEN Salon – Tuesday 12th April, 10:00 – 10:30
  • Audrey Niffenegger will take part in a panel on women in comics alongside graphic novelist, Hannah Berry – Tuesday 12th April, 13:00 – 14:00
  • Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers, in conversation with The Guardian’s Books Editor, Claire Armitstead at the PEN Salon – Tuesday 12th April, 13:00 – 13:30
  • Sunday Times bestselling author, Peter James, will host a session on character and plot development for aspiring and established authors at Author HQ – Tuesday 12th April, 14:45
  • Chinese author, Xiaolu Guo, will take part in a panel on Chinese Science Fiction as a reflection of today’s Chinese society – Wednesday 13th April, 11:30 – 12:30
  • Deborah Levy in conversation with critic, journalist and broadcaster Alex Clark at the PEN Salon – Wednesday 13th April, 13:00 – 13:30
  • Acclaimed Polish writer and poet, Wioletta Greg in conversation with award-winning literary translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones at the PEN Salon – Thursday 14th April, 10:00 – 10:30
  • Judith Kerr in conversation with The Sunday Times’ Children’s Books Editor, Nicolette Jones at the PEN Salon – Thursday 14th April, 16:00 – 16:30
  • Roland Chambers, award-winning children’s author and writer-in-residence at First Story, LBF’s Charity of the Year, will host a workshop for writers and educators – Thursday 14th April, 10:00 – 11:00

Author highlights at The London Book Fair 2016 include:

  • Jeffrey Archer (PEN Salon) UK
  • Philip Ardagh (Children’s Hub) UK
  • Hannah Berry (Club Room) UK
  • Nick Bostrom (Quantum) Sweden
  • Rhidian Brook (PEN Salon) UK
  • Roland Chambers (Children’s Hub) UK
  • Tracey Chevalier (PEN Salon) USA/UK
  • Zen Cho (PEN Salon) Malaysia
  • Andrew Crofts (Author HQ) UK
  • Yu Dan – China
  • Mark Dawson (Author HQ)
  • Julian Fellowes (PEN Salon) UK
  • Christina Gabbitas (Children’s Hub) UK
  • Alisa Ganieva (PEN Salon) Russia
  • Wioletta Greg (PEN Salon) Poland
  • Xiaolu Guo (Gallery Suite 1) China
  • Titi Horsfall – Nigeria
  • Howard Jacobson (PEN Salon) UK
  • Peter James (Author HQ) UK
  • Elnathan John (PEN Salon) Nigeria
  • Judith Kerr (PEN Salon) UK
  • Marian Keyes (Pen Salon) Ireland
  • Deborah Levy (Author HQ & PEN Salon) UK
  • Audrey Niffenegger (Club Room) USA
  • Jeff Norton (Children’s Hub) Canada
  • Yen Ooi (Gallery Suite 1) Malaysia
  • Joanna Penn (Author HQ) UK
  • Peter Pomerantsev (PEN Salon) Ukraine/UK
  • Max Porter (PEN Salon) UK
  • Rein Raud (Gallery Quite 1) Estonia
  • Kerby Rosanes – Philippines
  • Meg Rosoff (PEN Salon) USA
  • Orna Ross (Author HQ) Ireland
  • Elif Shafak (Literary Translation Centre) Turkey
  • Nikesh Shukla (Olympia Room) UK
  • Camilla Way – UK
  • Jeanette Winterson – UK
  • Antoine Cassar – Malta
  • Damrong Pinkoon – Thailand

* In the style of serialised publishing popular in the Victorian era and beyond, the Belgravia app, from Julian Fellowes and Orion Publishing, will release eleven chapters of Fellowes’ new story, Belgravia, week by week, along with immersive bonus features including interactive maps, videos, music and information on the period and its fashions. The app is free to download to smartphones, tablets and online from the App Store, Google Play and www.julianfellowesbelgravia.com


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Notes to editors:

THE LONDON BOOK FAIR, OLYMPIA, LONDON: Tuesday 12 -Thursday 14 April 2016


The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2016, the 45th Fair, will take place from Tuesday 12-Thursday 14 April 2016, Olympia London. LBF’s London Book and Screen Week will run for the third year, with the book fair as the pivotal three day event within a seven day programme. London Book and Screen Week will begin on Monday 11 April. For further information, please visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk

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