Books will be on sale after each event from our book-selling partner West End Lane Books.

Tickets for the live in person events at The Henrietta Barnett School can be purchased below. 

  • Each live event ticket is £10, unreserved. Under 25s can attend for £7.50 per live event.

  • All events will be viewable online from  2 July. Individual recorded events are £5 each.  



  • Online Pass - An online pass is available to view all recorded events for £25, saving up to £20 if events purchased individually. 

  • Free Tea or Coffee and Cake - Buy tickets for 3 or more live in person LitFest events on Saturday or Sunday and get a free tea or coffee and cake in the LitFest Cafe. 

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Reynaldo Rivera

25 June 2022


The Henrietta Barnett School
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Jon Sopel
Jon Sopel

UnPresidented – Politics, Pandemics and the Race that Trumped all Others

Simon Lewis

This is a diary of an election like no other...

Jon, then BBC North America editor, follows Donald Trump on the extraordinary 2020 US presidential campaign trail.

As the election heats up and a global pandemic sweeps in, challenging the very institutions of American politics, Jon shows us what really went on behind the scenes at every key moment and follows in detail the alarming march on the Capitol building.

Goodreads called the book “an intelligent and probing reflection on 21st-century America” and “a biting, funny and unique look into a bizarre election”.

Jon, who is leaving the BBC to join colleague Emily Maitlis in a new LBC podcast and radio show, is in conversation with Simon Lewis, director of communications at 10 Downing Street during Gordon Brown's time as Prime Minister.

Ticket Options:


In Person Event - £10 - Ticket to attend the LitFest event at The Henrietta Barnett School. Public Sales open on 25 April.


View Event Recording - £5 - Ticket to view a recording of a single event. Recordings will be posted online on 2 July.


LitFest Pass - All Recordings - £25 -Ticket to view all 9 LitFest recordings to be posted online on 2 July, saving up to £20.