Ealing has a long and rich literary history. Many celebrated authors have had connections to the area and to this day Ealing remains home to a large community of writers.

At the same time, the London Borough of Ealing is the fourth most populous London borough yet it hasn’t had a literary festival to call its own since 2009.

Ealing Book Festival grew out of a desire to establish an annual celebration of literature that enables authors - both from across the borough and elsewhere - to showcase and discuss their work, whilst allowing audiences of all ages to connect with fellow book lovers and explore Ealing’s vibrant literary scene.

The festival will take place at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery between Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th April 2024.

We hope to work with a diverse range of partners, community groups and schools to share stories and grow interest in books and literature across Ealing and West London.

The team behind Ealing Book Festival is highly-experienced and well connected in the publishing industry. We are also grateful for the support of our authors, sponsors, volunteers and the wider Ealing community.

We are excited about writing the next chapter in Ealing's literary history.

Ex-BBC journalists Rory Cellan-Jones and Rebecca Jones at the November 2023 launch of Ealing Book Festival.