Festival Programme 2018

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19th to 23rd September 2018
We are delighted to reveal the names who’ll be appearing at our 10th anniversary Festival – which this year is bigger than ever before. Five days packed with best-selling authors, lively panel debate, workshops and more events for children than ever before!

In an exclusive Masterclass, Festival President Dame Hilary Mantel shares the writing tips that make her a bestselling author worldwide.

The 2018 Festival programme includes:
Lucy Worsley, John McCarthy, Michael Rosen, Dr Adam Rutherford, Wendy Cope, Dame Hilary Mantel, Patrick Gale, Kate Mosse, Sir Michael Morpurgo, Lucy Siegle, Dan Crickshank, Mary Colwell, Hannah Fry, Sarah Winman, Kirsty Gunn, Lynne Truss, Ben Kane, Johnny Mercer, Christie Watson, Kate Morton, Andrew Miller, Raynor Winn, Julian Baggini, Fiona Sampson, Lalage Snow, John Boyne and many more .