Barnet Libraries Literature Festival

Catherine Lusted on the upcoming authors events at Finchley Church End Library

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Barnet’s annual Literary Festival is fast approaching! Finchley Church End Library will be abuzz with authors on the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May. Come along to meet the headline writers as they uncover their latest books.  

Bestseller Stacey Halls, author of The Familiars, The Foundling and Mrs England will talk about her new title, The Household with Erin Kelly. Erin will discuss The House of Mirrors.  

Hear from Michael Rosen on Getting Better, his book exploring the roles that trauma and grief have played in his own life, the road to recovery, and how we can find it within ourselves to live well again after, or even during, the darkest times of our lives.    

Award winning young adult author Candy Gourlay will talk about her latest book Wild Song, the story of Filipino girl Luki’s journey of self-discovery as she travels with her tribe to the St Louis World’s Fair in America. Luki will discover that the land of opportunity does not share its possibilities equally. 

Meet social media stars Travis and Sigrid- his deaf, Norwegian Forest cat- to hear how they uncovered their new city in their travels around London by bike.  

A panel of women authors, featuring Louise Fein, Nikki Smith and Nicola Gill will discuss their new books with Lorraine Brown. 

David Herman, chief fiction reviewer for The Jewish Chronicle talks to Andrea Hammel and John Eidinow about their latest books. Andrea focuses on the Kindertransport while John unveils Esther Simpson who devoted her life to resettling academic refugees including 16 Nobel Prize winners.    

All events include a book signing with the authors. 

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