Literary Road Map of Islington

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  • Jun

Celebrate our borough's long, rich heritage of authors, screenwriters, poets and writers who live or work here

Literary Road Map of Islington celebrates our borough’s long, rich heritage of authors, screenwriters, poets and writers who have lived here, and the literary works which have been inspired by or set here.

Search the list below to see the novels, plays and poems which were written about Islington and the authors, such as Andrea Levy (1956-2019), who were born or lived in the borough, or Charles Dickens (1812-1870, who used various locations around Islington in their novels.

Also, look at our interactive map to see the literary connections to your area of Islington. To do this click on ‘Show Layers’, ‘Recreation & Leisure’ and check the ‘Literary Road Map’ box.

 

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  • Children/Young adult

Quarmby, Katherine

Fussy Freya (2008) and other titles. The children's writer and journalist lives in north Islington.

Rowling, J.K.

1965-

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003). The Order’s headquarters are at a fictional address in Islington, at 12 Grimmauld Place.

Soans, Zeb

1976-

Gaspard the Fox (2018). BBC presenter and author lives in Islington.

Simon, Francesca

1955-

Horrid Henry series (1994-). The author lives in Tufnell Park.