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Cricket, food, history and The Beatles’ haircuts all on the menu for Henley Literary Festival

An England cricketer, an iconic novelist, a top TV presenter and the hairdresser to The Beatles are among a host of authors newly confirmed for this October's Henley Literary Festival. Moeen Ali – an all-rounder who represents England at all levels of cricket – will be the first current international player to speak at the Festival when he discusses his much-anticipated autobiography. Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh returns to

First authors announced for the 2018 festival

This year's Henley Literary Festival will be the biggest yet as it expands to nine days for the first time – and the initial wave of speakers announced includes some of the UK's best-loved writers alongside exciting new talent. The 2018 Henley Literary Festival, supported by Baillie Gifford, will take place from Saturday 29 September to Sunday 7 October at venues across Henley-on-Thames. Sir Michael Morpurgo, who was knighted this year for

Mary Berry, Prue Leith, Roddy Doyle, Clare Balding and Douglas Carswell among the latest added to our line-up…

Great British Bake Off judges past and present will join a Booker-winning novelist, leading broadcasters and a former prime minister of Pakistan at this October's Henley Literary Festival, with tickets on sale next month. Former GBBO star Mary Berry makes her first appearance at the Festival in the week that her latest book, Household Tips & Tricks, is published, while new judge Prue Leith returns after previous sell-outs with her memoir

Inside the Cover: interview with children’s author-illustrator, Rob Biddulph

As we bound towards this year's Henley Literary Festival, a few favourite authors from this year's line-up reveal their literary loves, top tips for writing and ones-to-watch for 2017... Here we speak to Rob Biddulph, one of our favourite author-illustrators. Rob will be returning to the Festival for an interactive event in October as he reveals his new book, Sunk!, with live drawing and plenty of opportunity for the little ones to get

Russell Brand joins the Literary Festival line-up

Russell Brand has been confirmed for this autumn's Henley Literary Festival, with his new book looking at addiction, joining some of the UK's leading novelists, broadcasters and even royalty at the October 2-8 event.   The Festival, supported by Baillie Gifford, sees over 150 talks, Q&As and performances for adults and children over one week across the riverside town. Other speakers announced today include Princess Michael of