Come and hear the 2019 Booker Prize shortlisted authors Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Salman Rushdie and Elif Shafak talk about their work and read from their lauded novels in a special panel discussion. The 2019 list features some powerful literary fiction and we’ll bring you up close to the authors just days before the winner is announced on 14 October. Chaired by Gaby Wood, Literary Director of the Booker Prize.


Town Hall, Baillie Gifford Stage

Cheltenham Town Hall is situated in Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham, around a 25 minute walk from Cheltenham train station.

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