The Oldie magazine team is launching a new literary festival, based in London's Soho, with authors including Man Booker-winner Howard Jacobson and Michael Morpurgo set to appear.
The Soho Literary Festival will run from 23rd to 25th September 2011, comprising 40 events at The Soho Theatre. Philip Kerr, P D James, Ruth Rendell, Kate Summerscale, Gyles Brandeth, James Delingpole and A N Wilson are also among the names already signed up to appear at the event. Cabaret events organised so far include shows from Maureen Lipman and Virginia Ironside.
Publisher of the Oldie and festival director James Pembroke said: "The Oldie has built a really strong reputation with its literary lunches for the last 15 years. It's now time for a full weekend festival—basically a literary lunch short of three courses.
"We are giving you the opportunity to listen to and meet the most interesting and stimulating writers in the country."