Cambridge Literary Festival

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Hilary Mantel

In memory of Dame Hilary Mantel, 1952-2022, with respect and gratitude


Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 November 2022

45+ events including

David Dimbleby | Hugh Bonneville | Lady Brenda Hale | Nadiya Hussain | Ruth Jones | Jarvis Cocker |  Ian McEwan | Jeremy Hunt | Kamila Shamsie | Philippe Sands | George Monbiot | Al Murray

Esme Young | Jeffrey Boakye | Kate Mosse | Adrian Chiles | Sarah Churchwell | Abi Morgan | Reni Eddo-Lodge | Travis Alabanza | Luke Harding | Tessa Hadley | Mya-Rose Craig

Tickets on Sale – 10am Monday 5 September

Full Day Passes available

Where possible events will be recorded and made available online after the festival

One-Off Events coming up in October

Jake Fiennes - Land Healer

Jake Fiennes | Land Healer

Mon 17 Oct, 6.30pm, University Arms

Join us for this rallying cry for rethinking our relationship with the natural world before it’s too late.

Ha-Joon Chang & book

Ha-Joon Chang | Edible Economics

Mon 17 Oct, 8.30pm, University Arms

Edible Economics shows that getting to grips with the economy is like learning a recipe: if we understand it, we can change it – and, with it, the world.

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