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Full Line-Up Revealed! #cheltlitfest

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The most exciting names in literature, politics, science, journalism, broadcasting and more!

Today, we can reveal the full 2015 line-up for The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

A feast of fiction with Booker-winning and international authors such as Jonathan Franzen, Anita Shreve, Jane Smiley and Peter Carey; a fabulous Spiegeltent hosting unique New York nights, splendid Sunday lunch with Ben Fogle, dinner with Gizzi Erskine and Berlin cabaret; and a fabulous Festival experience featuring pop-up restaurants, on-site bookshops and fun for the whole family – all in the beautiful surroundings of Cheltenham’s Imperial Square and Montpellier Gardens.

For our Festival theme we consider Defining Moments of the past, present and future across a series of events, and speakers from many walks of life will descend on the town: including The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, domestic goddess Nigella Lawson, world-renowned jockey AP McCoy, larger than life Reginald D. Hunter, celebrated travel writer Bill Bryson and The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde.

See the full line-up, get behind the scenes, and start building your Wish List today

There’s still time to get priority booking and ticket discounts by buying Membership today, from £25.

To book on the first day (26 August for Members, 2 September for Public Booking) you must create a Wish List in advance. You will also be entered into our ‘Win Your Wish List’ competition.

See the full Festival programme