Ruby Wax will be among a host of performers at a three-day literary festival opening this weekend.

The Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival, hosted by the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green, runs from Sunday to Tuesday.

American comedian Wax will be discussing her book ‘Sane New World’ on Tuesday evening in one of the highlights of the event, held at Ivy House in North End Road.

Historical novelist Tracy Chevalier, BBC news broadcaster Mark Easton and radio and television presenter Nick Ross will also feature at events across the weekend.

A children’s version of the event ‘Kidsfest’ will include a series of book-related activities, as well as a free Poetry in the Park event in Golders Hill Park on Sunday, between 2pm and 5pm.

For more information and for a full schedule of events, visit