To celebrate 70 years of bringing the world’s greatest writers and brightest minds to Cheltenham, we’ve scoured our incredible archive in search of some seminal moments. We’re bringing audio from past events to life to showcase the heritage and history of the Festival.
In 1998, J.K. Rowling appeared at Cheltenham with her book about a certain boy wizard in a modest 160 seat venue. 14 years later, and this time filling 2,300 seats, we welcomed her back to discuss her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, moving on from Harry Potter, her favourite characters and much more.
Please enjoy this podcast from the 2012 festival with kind permission from Mark Hutchinson Management.
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