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Steven Bartlett, Dr Julie Smith and Richard Osman will appear this March as the London Book Fair returns to Olympia London to define the future of creative content in the print, digital and audio world.

From March 12-14 the London venue will host speakers and exhibitors from over 100 countries and welcome over 25,000 publishing professionals who together will create some of the biggest publishing deals for the next twelve months in just three days.

Joining the Main Stage line-up will be bestselling author and social media sensation Dr Julie Smith, entrepreneur, author and podcaster Steven Bartlett, and actor and philanthropist Michael Sheen who is co-founder of A Writing Chance.

The Authors of the Day line-up will feature Sunday Times best-selling author and TV presenter Richard Osman, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Joseph Coelho, and Flavia Z Drago.

The London Book Fair has been held at Olympia London since 1977. In 2023, the UK publishing industry’s income alone was £6.9 billion with over 650 billion physical books sold.*

Gareth Rapley, Director of The London Book Fair, said: “We are beyond excited to have some of the leading stars from the book and screen community. I cannot wait to hear them share their unique and fascinating insights into extremely pressing topics. That we have these fantastic Main Stage speakers at this year’s fair is a testament to the significance of LBF and how it is reflecting key topics across the full breadth of publishing and aligned creative content industries.”

Anna Golden, Commercial Director at Olympia London commented: “These three days will bring literary legends and up-and-coming creative talent together with the entire publishing industry to shape the future of what we read and see on the big screen. We’re incredibly proud to be the London Book Fair’s home and can’t wait to welcome everybody again this spring.”

* The Publishers Association