Guildford Book Festival
11–18 October 2015

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Jim Parks


Each year we are able to build upon our successes and this is just a taste of the huge array of literary treats that we have in store for 2015. With such an eclectic mix, we are sure to have something for everyone, so be prepared to be inspired, challenged, and of course entertained!

Jim Parks, Creative Director

First Names Announced

A glittering line-up is promised for the 2015 Guildford Book Festival (11-18 October) as we can now announce the preliminary list of authors, writers and thinkers coming to the town for what is now recognised as the premier literary event in the South of England.


Larger than life and twice as loud, the much-loved actor Brian Blessed makes a triumphant return to Guildford. A brilliant storyteller, he will be reading excerpts from his memoir, crammed with anecdotes from his illustrious career.


Martinis will be shaken not stirred as the suave and debonair film star Roger Moore gives an enthralling and witty account of his colourful life, including his time as HM’s longest serving 007 agent.


Acclaimed journalist Max Hastings will reveal the stories behind the real-life global espionage stories of World War II in The Secret War – spies, codes and guerillas 1939-1945.


Top fiction writers include Deborah Moggach, author of successful novels Tulip Fever and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - subsequently a blockbuster at the cinema.  Moggach’s new work, Something to Hide, is a warm, witty and wise novel about the unexpected twists that later life can bring.