Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival 2017

Thursday 14 - Monday 18 September

The Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival returns to JW3 for its ninth year. 

20% off if you book 3 tickets or more (not including film screenings, Dinner with Dorothy or the Leonard Cohen Tribute)

Thursday 14 September
Hallelujah: A Celebration of Leonard Cohen
A stellar troupe of musicans pay tribute to one of Hampstead's most famous one-time residents, novelist, poet and one of the greatest songwriters to ever grace the planet, Leonard Cohen.


Friday 15th September
Dinner with Dorothy
A 1920s themed Friday night dinner celebrating Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table.


Sun 17th September
Literary Highgate
Explore the atmospheric village of Highgate and its many literary roots.

Fully Connected
Julia Hobsbawm and Noreena Hertz discuss modern connectedness in the Age of Overload.

Workshop: Editing Your Novel
Join publisher Sarah Savitt in a workshop in which she will explore common editorial problems in first novels - and how you might solve them.

A Life of My Own
Bestselling, award-winning biographer, Claire Tomalin, turns her attention to her own life in a frank and fascinating memoir.

Workshop: Writing Poetry
In this workshop, award-winning poet, Karen McCarthy Woolf, gives you a taste of writing poetry. 

Film Screening: Everything is Copy
The ultimate tribute to the beloved writer and filmmaker, Nora Ephron (Heartburn, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle), who died in 2012.

Man-life Crisis
Guardian journalist and award-winning blogger Stuart Heritage discusses his hilarious new book, Don’t Be A Dick, Pete

The Secret Books
Nothing is more dangerous than a story...Marcel Theroux discusses his latest novel.

Film Screening: The Limehouse Golem
Jane Goldman adapts Peter Ackroyd’s murder mystery novel into a splendidly lurid London thriller staring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke and Eddie Marsan.

London Lit Live
Bidisha
comperes this celebration of London, with readings, music and images from some of the most exciting contemporary writers and artists bringing our melting-pot city to life.


Monday 18th September
City of Oranges
An exclusive launch of the updated and timely new edition of Adam LeBor's City of Oranges, an exploration of the millennia-old port of Jaffa.

So They Call You Pisher
To close the festival, Michael Rosen speaks to Viv Groskop about his new memoir, which recounts his early years in the North London suburbs. 


Ongoing from 14th September to 20th October, FREE

Portrait of the Author

Internationally renowned designer and artist, Nicole Farhi, has recently turned her attention to portrait sculpture. To accompany the festival we exhibit some of the stunning portrait busts she has made of writers, both living and dead. 

Velkom to Inklandt

Our lounge will also feature a new paper-cut by artist and poet, Sophie Herxheimer. The piece has been commissioned for the festival to accompany her latest collection of poetry, Velkom to Inklandt, which she will be reading from at the London Lit Live evening at the festival on September 17th.