Introducing the interviewers - Henley Literary Festival

Sat 26 Sept - Sun 4 Oct 2020

Sat 26 Sept - Sun 4 Oct 2020

Introducing the interviewers

August 28, 2020

Introducing the interviewers

Michael Grade, Katherine Grainger, Alan Johnson, Emma Freud, Nikesh Shukla and Louise Roe are among those who will be chairing our online events.

Bryony Gordon is first up with Nadiya Hussain’s pop-up before being joined by fellow social media stars & Sunday Times bestsellers Candice Brathwaite & Florence GivenEmma Freud will be turning the tables on chat show champion Graham Norton while former BBC, Channel 4 & ITV boss Michael Grade chairs our event with legendary lyricist Don Black. Interviewing Kavita Puri for her Partition Voices event will be The Good Immigrant‘s Nikesh Shukla while bestselling local novelist Cesca Major hosts American authors John Grisham & Jodi Picoult

Olympic icon Katherine Grainger is chair for our events with both Lynda La Plante & Andrew Marr while BBC US correspondent Jon Sopel is the perfect pairing for Kim Darroch. Peter Obornehosts Simon Walters’ event on Boris Johnson, Cathy Newman chairs Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse Q&A and Festival favourites Alan Johnson &. Craig Brown come together to talk Beatles. Louise Roe is joined by a trio of novelists, Beverly Turner talks words with Susie Dent and Gill Hornby will be in conversation with fellow Austen aficionado Ayisha Malik.

And we have returning favourites Sue CookDaniel Hahn, Daisy BuchananLeah Boleto & Steph Douglas as well as Henley first-timers Charlie Starmer-Smith & Good Housekeepingeditor Gabby Huddart, plus more still to be confirmed!