Award-winning writers at #CheltLitFest
By David Wood
The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is THE place for literature lovers this autumn.
The stellar line-up gives you lots of opportunities to hear from your literary icons and discover more about your literary heroes.
For award-winning fiction look no further as this year's line-up includes: Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, Orange and Ondaatje Prize nominee Elif Shafak, Whitbread Prize winner Jeanette Winterson, Kirkus Prize finalist Amor Towles, Women's Prize for Fiction winner Lionel Shriver, Costa Novel and Impac Award winner Colm Tóibín, Wellcome Prize shortlisted Sarah Moss and Pulitzer Prize nominee Jonathan Franzen.
William Golding's daughter Judy is joined by novelist Kate Mosse and Golding expert Tim Kendall to discuss his remarkable body of work, including his most famous Lord of the Flies.
Long-term literary agent and friend Jonny Geller is joined by Mick Herron and Charlotte Philby to celebrate John Le Carre's work in what would have been his 90th birthday week
In a Cheltenham exclusive, Rebecca Solnit and Deborah Levy discuss the life and work of George Orwell.
Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee, Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and environmental activist and model Lily Cole join forces in a memorable celebration of the iconic Nightingale.
No longer censored but still on trial for his submissive heroines and bullying heroes, Frances Wilson and Alison MacLeod explore the reputation of D.H. Lawrence.
Queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner Susie Dent guides us through the fascinating facts and surprising stories of the English language.
James Baldwin was the voice of the American civil rights movement, longtime admirer Colm Tóibín, critic and friend James Campbell come together for a night of live jazz and conversation exploring his extraordinary legacy.
Whilst award-winning novelist Sebastian Faulks returns with Caroline O'Donoghue, Elizabeth Day and Anthony Quinn for a humorous expose of esteemed characters (Jay Gatsby? Holden Caulfield? Linda Radlett?) as Literature's greatest bores.
Cheltenham Literature Festival runs from October 8 - 17. For more information, visit cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature #CheltLitFest
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