Cliveden Literary Festival reveals speakers including Zadie Smith & Tom Holland

Cliveden House that's hosting the Cliveden Literary Festival this year The Cliveden Literary Festival taking place from the 30th of September until the 1st of October 2023 is delighted to reveal early highlights from this year's programme as tickets go on sale.

Taking place at the historic hotel and wedding venue Cliveden House in Berkshire, this year's festival features the leading writers and thinkers of today, with speakers including Zadie Smith, Tom Holland, Mary Beard, Maggie O'Farrell, Peter Frankopan and Marlon James.

Described last year by Succession's Brian Cox as "an extraordinary environment ... I can't think of anything more perfect" and author Robert Harris as "beautiful ... like a rolling intellectual house party to which everyone is invited", the Cliveden Literary Festival is renowned as a forum for lively discussion, thought-provoking ideas, and political debate.

Now in its seventh year, the festival revives Cliveden House's rich history as a literary salon frequented by writers and thinkers from Alexander Pope to Alfred Lord Tennyson, George Bernard Shaw, Jonathan Swift and Sir Winston Churchill. Cliveden Literary Festival is run by a committee of writers and historians – Andrew Roberts, Natalie Livingstone, Catherine Ostler and Simon Sebag Montefiore.

A sell-out success every year, priority bookers were given early access to festival tickets, with the wider public able to book now from

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