Following the success of the 2017 Buckingham Literary Festival, the line-up for 2018 has been announced and boasts some of the biggest names in literature and politics. The three day event, which takes place from Thursday 14 June to Sunday 17 June 2018, will bring an exciting mix of talks, discussions and entertainment to the beautiful market town of Buckingham.
Booker prize winner Ben Okri will be discussing his latest poetry compilation, The Poetry of Protest, Lady Antonia Fraser will be in conversation with Antony Seldon with her new book, The King and The Catholics and satirist Craig Brown will be talking about his latest book, Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret.
From the world of politics will be Lord Adonis, whose most recent book, 5 days in May charts the creation of the coalition out of the dust of the Labour general election campaign as well as John Bercow MP and former MP and last Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten.
There will be the opportunity for the audience to question the authors, meet them in person and get their books signed.
Events will be held throughout the town at venues including the Villiers Hotel, the Radcliffe Centre and Buckingham Library.
Christopher Woodhead, co-founder of Buckingham Literary Festival, said: ‘This is the third Buckingham Literary Festival and we are thrilled to have once again attracted such a high calibre of speakers. The Festival has been growing year on year and we’ve been delighted to see it become one of the highlights of the summer. With the opportunity to meet some of the UK’s most celebrated authors, well-known politicians and with topics ranging from politics and history and from crime fiction and popular science. There really is something for everyone!’
For more information on events taking place at the festival and latest news on confirmed speakers, please visit www.bucklitfest.org or follow @bucklitfest on twitter.