The Cheltenham Literature Festival announces its star-studded line-up for 2022

The Cheltenham Literature Festival has just announced the star-studded lineup for this year’s event, with a host of best-selling authors, famous faces and celebrity chefs heading to the Regency town in October 2022.

literary legend Stephen King is this year’s recipient The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellencewith the global bestselling author joining the festival via video link from his home in the United States.

Award-winning actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci discusses food and life; Davina McCall talk to Dr. Naomi Potier and author Christie Watson on menopause, how to navigate misinformation and empower women to make choices about their bodies; Richard Osman talks about the third book of his Thursday Murder Club series; and Graham Norton talk to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel Always at home.

Gourmets are spoiled for choice, with Jamie Oliver, Mary Berry, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Heston Blumenthal, Nadiya Hussain and the hairy bikers all on the program, with Sophie Ellis-Bextor and husband Richard Jones also hosting a three-course nightclub.

Strictly star Anton Du Beke talks about his latest novel We’ll meet again; Rylan spills the tea while discussing her book Ten: The decade that changed my future; Countdown star Tooth Susie introduces the words you didn’t know you needed; author Dolly Alderton reveals his favorite Dear Dolly agony aunt letters from her Sunday style column; and author and former children’s laureate Malorie Blackman tells his own story, discussing the ups and downs that shaped his illustrious career.

Music fans can see the legendary songwriter Nick Cave in conversation with a friend, co-author and Observer journalist Sean O’Hagan; and leader of U2 bono discuss his memoirs Abandonment, which tells his life story from growing up in Dublin to becoming one of the world’s most influential rock stars and activists.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 is Ukrainian daywith a series of events organized in conjunction with the Kyiv International Book Arsenal Festival.

Families also have an incredible list to look forward to, as a former pupil of Cheltenham Ladies’ College Robin Stevens launches its brand new series of books, The Ministry of Non-Women’s Activities; national treasure Lenny Henry presents its new story The book of legends; and former Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell Talk about How to train your dragonhis Wizards of a Time series and its new adventure, What a way to anywhere.

The 2022 festival features over 500 events bringing together more than 1,000 authors and speakers across the city, with this year’s event also seeing VOICEMAIL return to the Festival Village, with a varied program dedicated to showcasing young voices, local talent and topics that matter to young people today; while the infamous Crawling lit is celebrating its seventh year, hosting literature-themed pop-up events at locations around town, from record stores and tattoo parlors to art galleries.

Tickets for the Cheltenham Literature Festival will go on sale to members on Wednesday 31 August 2022 and on general sale on Wednesday 7 September 2022.

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