Line-Up Revealed for Worlds Oldest Literature Festival 

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Line-Up Revealed for Worlds Oldest Literature Festival 

This year, we celebrate Cheltenham Literature Festival’s 70th year with an extraordinary line-up of literary greats, big names, big thinkers and our Festival theme: 7 at 70.

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. Over the next seven weeks, we’ll be releasing seven podcasts playing the very best of what we’ve found.

Starting today, we’re thrilled to reveal a podcast from the 1993 archive featuring American poet, philosopher, writer and considered to be one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation – Allen Ginsberg.

Next Friday on 23 August, we’re releasing the intensely personal and revealing interview, Hillary Rodham Clinton discusses her memoir, What Happened from the 2017 Festival.

On Friday 30 August, we’re delighted to bring the event ‘Forty years a novelist’ with Iris MurdochJohn Bayley and Peter Conradi from the 1994 Festival to life.

We’ll be revealing the next four names soon, keep your eyes peeled to our website and social media for the next announcement!