FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival Launches 20th Anniversary Edition

The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival will celebrate its 20th year when it returns in 2016 from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th April 2016. The first set of speakers and events are officially announced today. The world renowned literary event will once again bring together a distinguished array of speakers hosted in historic venues across Oxford.

The stellar line-up confirmed today marks the launch of next year’s event with the remaining speakers to be announced in the New Year.

Highlights include a wide array of international, award-winning authors including:

·         Jacqueline Wilson

·         David Baddiel

·         Dr Simon Sebag Montefiore

·         Levison Wood

·         Alan Ayckbourn

·         Melvyn Bragg

·         Julian Clary

·         Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate

·         Liz Pichon

·         Tracy Chevalier

Over the course of the next few weeks more than 500 speakers will be confirmed. Since its creation twenty years ago, the Festival has grown to become one of the most high profile and popular in the UK with visitors from around the world travelling to attend.

As well as talks and Q&A’s with speakers ranging from authors, historians, musicians, politicians and public figures, visitors can also attend guided literary walks, lunches and dinner parties with prominent speakers.

Previous notable speakers at the festival include Nobel, Booker and Pulitzer Prize winners as well as leading international figures.

To keep up to date with all the latest details and speaker announcements please visit the website: http://oxfordliteraryfestival.org/

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival Director Sally Dunsmore said: “We are delighted to reveal the first details of the 2016 FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. Every year since the Festival began we have improved the variety of events and calibre of speakers and the quality of the 2016 line-up is testament to the fantastic achievement of reaching our 20th anniversary. We look forward to announcing the remaining speakers and to welcoming visitors to our acclaimed programme of events in the historic buildings of Oxford next year.”

Tickets for the 2016 Festival are now on sale. Visit oxfordliteraryfestival.org for more information.

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