The author behind gripping TV drama Apple Tree Yard and a regular panellist on TV quiz show Countdown are two of the guests at the first Deepings Literary Festival in April.
Novelist Louise Doughty will be hosting a workshop on April 29, while former MP Giles Brandreth is the star attraction at a black tie dinner on April 29.
The three-day festival from April 28 to 30 celebrates both literary fiction and non fiction, features storytellers, folk singers and a lunch with another novelist, Erica James.
Coun Judy Stevens, the festival’s organiser, said: “It’s clearly a coup for us to attract Louise Doughty (who has written eight novels, one work of non fiction and five radio plays) and I am delighted that the BBC series (Apple Tree Yard) will really open people’s eyes to the calibre of speakers at our festival.
“It’s a big lift for our first literary festival and we have some really good names.
“We sincerely hope that we can do this again in two year’s time.”
It’s clearly a coup for us to attract Louise Doughty and it’s a big lift for our first literary festivalCoun Judy Stevens, organiser, Deepings Literary Festival
For more details about the event, visit www.deepingsliteraryfestival.co.uk