Raven Leilani, (pictured) Tayari Jones, Kate Mosse and David Baddiel are among authors appearing at this year's Cliveden Literary Festival, which will take as a live event this autumn.
Returning for a fourth year, and set against the backdrop of Cliveden House in Buckinghamshire, the festival programme includes writers and speakers celebrating literature, history and politics. Other confirmed speakers joining Leilani, Jones, Mosse and Baddiel include Amor Towles, Lionel Shriver, Dan Jones, Antonia Fraser, Elif Shafak and Sebastian Faulks.
The event will be held on Saturday 23rd to 24th October, and will be supported by sponsors including Chanel, Citi Private Bank and The Arts Club. The festival is presented in partnership with The National Trust and Iconic Luxury Hotels, and in association with Tatler. Other partners include Champagne Veuve Clicquot, John Sandoe Books and Jardines Jaguar and Jardines Land Rover.
Natalie Livingstone, an author and the founder and chairman of Cliveden Literary Festival, said: “I am thrilled that the festival will return in physical form for 2021, providing a much-needed cultural salve to the past year of lockdown, and that it has once again attracted such a stellar range of speakers. The setting of Cliveden House and its unique heritage is integral to the festival’s identity, so we are delighted to be welcoming guests back to its illustrious grounds.”
Professor Andrew Roberts, president of the festival and author, added: “Cliveden Literary Festival is now a staple of the national cultural scene, and we are delighted to be able to open our doors this year for a weekend of great literature and intellectual exchange."
Tickets are availble to purchase from today (Thursday 22nd July).