Mark Billingham

Michael Rosen

Janice Hallett (You can read my review of The Appeal here)
Ben Miller
Mick Herron (You can read my review of Slow Horses here and Dead Lions here)
Joan Collins
Bernadine Evaristo
Jonathan Dimbleby
Dawn French
This year sees a whole host of events, ranging from the forensics of Agatha Christie’s novels, crime from around the world, history, food, travel, poetry and spoken word, art, sport, faith, philosophy, fashion, psychology, science, nature and business. There will be an event to suit any reader.
Catriona Ward (You can read my review of The Last House on Needless Street here)
Will Dean (You can read my review of Dark Pines here, my review of Red Snow here, my review of The Last Thing to Burn here and my Q&A with Will here)
The Festival has an accompanying year-round programme of education and talent development outreach including its flagship Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils project which has rolled out nationally, enabling teachers and their pupils to rediscover the joy of reading. The other programmes include: the award-winning Beyond Words, a creative writing project working with vulnerable young people unable to access mainstream education in Gloucestershire, Words That Burn, a national human rights poetry project created in partnership with Amnesty International and Write Now, a unique mentoring, workshop and networking project that nurtures young people’s creative writing abilities.
Clare Balding
Cheltenham Literature Festival is part of Cheltenham Festivals – a charity that delivers a year-round educational programme culminating in four Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals.
Jacqueline Wilson
You can find out more about the virtual events here.
Marian Keyes
Claire Fuller (You can read my Q&A with Claire here)
Sebastian Faulks
Shirley Ballas
Sarah Moss
Ed Milliband
This year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival runs from Friday 8th October to Sunday 17 October.
Baroness Hale
Lucy Mangan
Liz Pichon
I had hoped to read Rabbit Hole by Mark Billingham, who appears on Sunday 10th October at 6pm,  to celebrate the festival but unfortunately my copy didn’t arrive in time for me to finish it. However I will review it soon and instead up next I have a review of Crooked House by Agatha Christie, who had a panel devoted to her yesterday. There is also my review of Janice Hallet’s The Appeal which appeared yesterday on my blog. Janice appears at the festival on Friday 15th October at 4pm.

Amor Towes
John Barnes
Natalie Haynes
Kate Mosse
Tom Daley
Richard Osman (You can read my review of The Thursday Murder Club here and The Man Who Died Twice here)
Ragnar Jonasson (You can read my review of Snowblind here, my review of Nightblind here, my review of Rupture here, my Q&A with Ragnar here and an extract from The Mist here)
This year’s theme is Read the World. The festival will explore key issues of the day from a range of different perspectives and with the aim of understanding more about cultural norms from around the globe. These Read the World events will be broadcast as part of the Festivals daily highlights programme on the Cheltenham Festivals You Tube channel.
Ronan Hession (You can read my review of Leonard and Hungry Paul here and my review of Panenka here).
Jodie Chapman
Authors and speakers include:
Katherine Ryan
Joe Wicks
Cheltenham Literature Festival hosted the world’s first literature festival in 1949, leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word. It has also inspired over 9,000 school children with a love of books through its Literature for Schools programme.
Elif Shafak
There really should be something for everyone and many panels will be available online.
Jonathan Franzen
Torrey Peters
Susie Dent
You can read the full programme here and find out ways to book.