The line-up for Wimbledon Book Fest's new event has been announced.

The inaugural Spring Weekend Festival will run from March 15-17 and will feature a programme of talks, interviews and debates featuring writers, commentators and "acclaimed thinkers."

Festival director Fiona Razvi praised the pairing with King's College in Wimbledon and said it allowed them to bring for to the community.

"Our audiences continue to grow year on year and this shows there is a huge appetite for the live event," she said.

"This new partnership with King’s College School allows us to develop the festival further and we are incredibly grateful to the school for supporting this new venture."

Speakers include businessperson and philanthropist Gina Miller, poet Roger McGough, philosopher Julian Baggini, historian and broadcaster Lucy Worsley and writers and broadcasters Tim Marshall and Mark Urban.

World renowned historian Peter Frankopan will be discussing his latest book ‘The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World,’ while Michael Fuller – the first and to date, only, black police constable in the UK - will talk about race, displacement, identity and belong, the subject of his recently published memoir.

Bart van Es will be discussing his holocaust story 'The Cut Out Girl' which recently won the 2018 Costa Book of the Year.

There will also be a debate on the private education system between Andrew Halls, headmaster of King’s College and social historians Francis Green and David Kynaston.

The Spring Weekend Festival will run in addition to Wimbledon BookFest’s annual ten day autumn event which takes place on Wimbledon Common.