The wonderfully civilised Cheltenham Festival is one of the best literary events in Britain, pulling in only the biggest names, year after.
This year's Cheltenham Literature Festival line-up is a typically starry affair. We've picked out the highlights, below.
On 2 October, American novelist Jonathan Franzen will discuss his latest book, Purity, which has been a smash-hit with critics. Author and campaigner Caitlin Moran brings her Sunday Times 'Celebrity Watch' column to life, also on Friday.
On Saturday 3rd October, 2015 Man Booker Prize-nominee Anne Enright discusses her new novel The Green Road, while ex-Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood will talk about How Can It Be? his lost diary from 1965. Andrew Marr will shed light on his latest work, We British: The Poetry of a People on Tuesday 6th October
Nigella Lawson presents her book on the 9th, while Salman Rushdie reads from his own on the 10th.
Also speaking are Mary Portas, chef Gizzi Erskine, reality TV star Millie Mackintosh, poets Wendy Cope, TV personality Sue Perkins, Simon Armitage & Paul Muldoon, rock 'n' roll survivor Chrissie Hynde, nature writer Robert Macfarlane and everyone's favourite potter-novelist Edmund De Waal.
|What||Cheltenham Literature Festival 2015|
GL50 1JZ | MAP
|Nearest tube||Paddington (underground)|
02 Oct 15 – 12 Oct 15, Times vary
|Website||Click here to book tickets|