Nicholls, Smith and McEwan join Cheltenham Literature Festival line-up

Nicholls, Smith and McEwan join Cheltenham Literature Festival line-up

David Nicholls, Ali Smith and Ian McEwan are among the line-up for this year’s the Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The event, celebrating its 70th anniversary, will be held from 4th to 13th October, featuring more than 1,000 writers, thinkers and performers.

Nicholls returns to the Cheltenham stage to introduce his new novel Sweet Sorrow (Hodder & Stoughton), while Smith will discuss the third book in her seasonal quartet, Spring (Hamish Hamilton).

Joining the literary line-up are guest curator Max Porter, Jessie Burton with her latest novel The Confession (Picador) and Debbie Harry discussing her first memoir Face It (HarperCollins).

Elsewhere on the bill, Celeste Ng will share her literary influences and what it’s like to have your work adapted for TV.  Jung Chang will introduce her major new biography, Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister (Jonathan Cape), while Candice Carty-Williams and Bernadine Evaristo explore themes of feminism and race in modern-day Britain.

The full festival line-up will be announced on 16th August at cheltenhamfestivals.com.