Novelist Ian McEwan, BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis and Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg are among the authors on this year's Cliveden Literary Festival line-up.
Panel topics and sessions for this year’s festival, which takes place at Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire, include global power, conflict & conspiracy, the art of the novel, Victoria’s legacy, the secrets of the universe and the secrets of the mind.
Returning for its third year, the festival programme includes author, screenwriter and social commentator Bret Easton Ellis; former Man Booker Prize winners McEwan, Ben Okri and Howard Jacobson and novelists Leila Slimani, Elif Shafak, Robert Harris, Candice Carty-Williams, Helen Fielding, Kate Mosse and Kathy Lette.
Physicist and writer Brian Cox; philosopher, writer and founder of The School of Life Alain de Botton; broadcaster and author Chris Evans; former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency General David Petraeus; writers and historians Hallie Rubenhold, Lucy Worsley and Tina Brown; and Labour MP Luciana Berger will also speak at the event, which takes place from 28th to 29th September.
Founder and chairman of Cliveden Literary Festival Natalie Livingstone, said: "This year’s festival brings together an extraordinary array of international writers, thinkers and opinion makers. I am very much looking forward to our biggest and most exciting year yet."
Tickets start from £90. Ticket sales open on Monday 1st July.