Summer Loving June 2018

Wednesday 6th June

Hanan al-Shaykh in conversation

We welcome the foremost woman novelist of the Arab world as she publishes her sparkling new novel The Occasional Virgin - a funny and fearless romantic comedy for our multicultural age.

Friday 8th June

Simon Hooper

 Balham mums and dads may know Simon Hooper as Father of Daughters. His Instagram profile, which now has nearly a million followers, tells the hilarious and painfully honest truth of being a parent.

Saturday 9th June

Melissa Hemsley

Melissa Hemsley’s key eating philosophies are about comfort, healthy indulgence and bold flavours, with plenty of focus on cutting down on kitchen waste and clever ways to work with leftovers.

Sunday 10th June

Zing Tsjeng

As a journalist, Zing Tsjeng is a passionate advocate for millennial women. As an author, she is speaking up for the women of past generations.

Friday 29th June

Tim Winton, Carys Davies and Paul Howarth

Fiction can take us to the edge of the world and back. To conclude this year’s festival, we are delighted to welcome international bestselling Booker-shortlisted author Tim Winton, on a rare visit to the UK from his native Australia, alongside two brilliant new novelists telling stories from the fringes.