Heading up the festival’s 2017 literary line-up, is YouTube poetry marvel Hollie McNish, who recently won the prestigious Ted Hughes Award for new poetry, and worldwide bestselling British author Louis de Bernières, author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

Also featured are: BBC presenter and multimillion-bestselling author Ben Macintyre, award-winning memoirist Nina Stibbe, comedian, author and political activist, Robert Newman, one-to-watch Matt Haig, whose latest novel has been optioned for film by Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company, and Daisy Buchanan, a frequent fixture in the Guardian’s ‘most-read’ section – and much, much more besides!

New for this year; there’s have the brand new Poetry Stage, curated by legendary wordsmiths Luke Wright and Rosy Carrick.

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