John McEnroe Launches Autobiography At Wimbledon Bookfest Event

Launch takes place as line-up for October BookFest is shaping up

Wimbledon BookFest hosted tennis legend John McEnroe at a special event to launch his second volume of autobiography ‘But Seriously’ at King’s College School, Wimbledon, last night (June 29.)

McEnroe, in conversation with broadcaster John Inverdale, reminisced about his first visit to London, and talked about his life after retiring from professional tennis, as a commentator at Wimbledon and other Grand Slam tournaments and a competitor in the ATP Champions Tour.

He spoke candidly about today’s stars and their prospects of winning Wimbledon this year – and the potential stars of the future.

Wimbledon BookFest’s events programme for the main festival period (October 5-15) is now live and tickets are available to BookFest Friends now and on general release from 13 July.

BookFest features speakers from the worlds of literature, politics, current affairs and sport, in addition to film, music, theatre and children’s events in the Festival Site on Wimbledon Common. 

Speakers already confirmed for 2017 include Ali Smith, Salman Rushdie, AL Kennedy, Anthony Horowitz, Tracy Chevalier, Tessa Hadley, Elif Shafak, Kamila Shamsie, Liz Earle, Alexandra Shulman, Rev Richard Cole, Alan Johnson, Chris Patten, Jon Soppel, Fergal Keane, Chris Riddell plus a comedy night hosted by Joe Lycett. Sports events include Judy Murray and Chris Boardman.

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June 30, 2017