The Books Tent

Harper Collins

HarperCollins brings four authors to Wilderness to explore themes of identity in nature, in the mind, and in the body.


This year Virago are publishing 22 much loved children’s books by well-known women’s writers as Virago Modern Classics, featuring favourites from E. Nesbit, L. M. Montgomery, Nina Bawden and Susan Coolidge with new beautifully illustrated jackets. Join te


Could it ever be possible to bring back the Tyrannosaurus rex? How do decisions made by our hunter-gatherer ancestors affect us today? How is humanity’s obsession with cheap meat driving the extinction of the orang-utan? It’s survival of the fittest in th

Jack Cooke

Adults don’t climb trees, do they?! Jack Cooke has spent the past year exploring cities from the tree tops, looking at the world from the vantage of a branch. He’s explored city trees, parks and gardens, roundabouts and riversides, discovering a secret ga

Can music change the world?

Daniel Rachel charts the extraordinary and pivotal period between 1976-1992 when musicians and their fans truly became instigators of social change. From his conversations with the key members behind the Rock Against Racsim, 2 Tone and Red Wedge movements

How Not To Write a Novel

Join debut write Nell Stevens and her Picador editor Sophie Jonathan as they discuss Nell journey from wannabe novelist to non-fiction writer. When it came for Nell to write a book, she decided to decamp to an uninhabited island off The Falklands with onl

Making a man: a conversation on fatherhood and masculinity

Award winning novelist Edward Docx will be in conversation with write Howard Cunnell on the portrayal of fatherhood and masculinity in literature and how their personal experiences have influenced their writing. Let Go My Hand by Edward Docx is a darkly c

Identity Parade

A fun, interactive panel featuring all of our authors, around the theme of identity in literature. We'll be quizzing the audience on key characters in literature throughout the ages, and will be offering some amazing audience prizes.

How to Get Your Shit Together When Everyone Else Is Killing It

Join Picador Editor Sophie Jonathan and author Lisa Owens in a discussion about why are we all so obsessed with being defined or defining others by the career we have; a topic covered in Lisa Owens’ hilarious debut novel Not Working, dubbed the Bridget Jo

Modern Mindfulness

Ditch the 'Digital Detox'. Rohan Gunatillake shows us how we can be mindful in our lives as they are: with our tablets in hand, on our phones and in the digital worlds we inevitably inhabit. Author of Modern Mindfulness and creator of the best-selling bud

Picador and Bluebird

Picador believe the way the story is told is just as important as the story itself. Publishing fiction, non-fiction and poetry writers from all over the world. Bluebird, publishers of nonfiction books making the world more tolerant, informed, healthy, com


Two exciting new voices in literary fiction discuss modern day depictions of the city and countryside in their debut novels. Laura Kaye is the author English Animals, a perceptive and poignant new novel which offers an engrossing look at the certain kind