Our Confirmed Authors for 2020

We're delighted to announce that Andrew Davies will be returning again, to talk about his screenplay for the BBC1 series 'A Suitable Boy'.

You can see our full line up on the latest news page. More detail on individual authors and their work can be found on the Authors & Speakers page.


The schedule of events has now been published, as has how to book for the live Q&A sessions, which are free, but limited in number.


               The closing date for entries was Sept. 4th  


We have had an amazing response this year, with 261 entries. This will keep our local judging and admin team busy for a while! 

Andrew Davies

Alex Larman

Phillipa Ashley

Ben Lamb

Anna Lawrence

Bella Osborne

Julia Tedd

Hugh Warwick

Kit de Waal

Madalyn Morgan

Lindsay Woodward

Graham Jones

Sam Langley-Swain

Brian Pollitt

Thank you for supporting the festivals of 2018 and 2019.


Images from past festivals 

Andrew Davies

Penny Freedman

John Cunningham

PRAISE FOR 2018 & 2019:

About time Southam got a book festival - and a fantastic one, at that!

The festival had such a great buzz. And so many books and authors to choose from!


Hay Festival, be warned, you have a new rival! 


Southam Book Festival is virtually here!


Southam Book Festival will go ahead online this year.

Our virtual line up is compete, with a mixture of pre-recorded videos and live Q&A sessions with a number of authors.

Since 12/10/20 lunchtime.



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