THE University of West London campus in St Mary’s Road, Ealing, will host two sessions of the Chiswick Book Festival that feature Ealing authors.

Rory Cellan-Jones, the BBC technology correspondent and an Ealing resident, recounts the liberation, disruption and oppression of the smartphone era in his new book Always On – Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone Era on Tuesday, September 14.  

The following day, novelists Nicola Rayner, Robin Duval and Saz Vora will talk about their new books at this year’s Ealing Fiction Panel, chaired by playwright Lisa Evans.

The Ealing authors will speak about their new books in person: Nicola Rayner (You and Me), Robin Duval (Going to America) and Saz Vora (Made in Heaven).

Tickets are on sale via the festival website: 

Festival director Torin Douglas said: “UWL has sponsored the festival for several years and we are delighted they are now hosting two of our events in their William Barry Theatre.

Other speakers at this year’s festival include Gyles Brandreth and Ed Balls, talking about their memoirs; Clare Balding on her first non-fiction book for children; Alan Johnson on his first novel; and, from New York, Emily Mortimer, who wrote the BBC’s adaptation of The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford.