Brighton Book Festival

Brighton Book Festival is a new grassroots festival formed by two independent bookshops in Brighton: Afrori Books and The Feminist Bookshop. Our vision is to be a lively and accessible festival centered around our community. In 2023 we have over 60 authors and events covering 5 days. There is something for everyone.


Authors this year include:

Abha Aggarwal Adrianna Lord AFLO the Poet Alice Slater Alinah Azadeh  Annemarie Anang Black Voices in Myth Brandon Taylor Catherine Joy White Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff Colin Grant Diana Evans Donna Noble Dorothy Koomson Dr Ronx Farah Karim Cooper Fats Timbo Frances Mensah Williams Gregg Stobbs Hannah Eaton Helen Trevorrow Indie Foolheea Ione Gamble Irenosen Okojie Jendella Benson Jimi Famurewa Joelle Avalino Kajal Odedra Kwame Owusu Laura Bates Lerato Umah-Shaylor Liv Little Louise Hare Maame Blue Marchelle Farrell Martina Laird Marvyn Harrison Matthew & Ryan Maxine Mei-Fung Chung Mikaela Loach Natalie & Naomi Evans Nels Abbey Nii Ayikwei Parkes Nikesh Shukla Obioma Ugoala Okechukwu Nzelu Okorie Chukwu Ore Agbaje-Williams Patrice Lawrence Rosanna Amaka Roy McFarlane Salena Godden Sarah Kameela Impey Sarah Wordlaw Stephen Buoro Sunny Singh Sussie Anie Taio Lawson Talia Hibbert Ty'rone Haughton Varaidzo Venessa J Taylor Vicky Spratt Yomi Sode

 Our mission is to:

Promote access to diverse literature
Connect readers to books they can see themselves in
Widen participation
Reach and engage audiences in our city and surrounds who would not usually attend literary events
Improve author representation
Model a festival where authors of all backgrounds are given equal platforms and pay