INTERNATIONALLY bestselling author Jung Chang leads the line-up of authors attending this year’s Salisbury Literary Festival.

Taking place next month, the 2019 festival is the third year of this popular and growing festival, with organisers promising a rich line-up of local, national and international authors, and events for both readers and writers, and adults and children alike.

Festival Director Tom Bromley says: “This year’s festival is all about discovery – discovering your next favourite author, discovering your own writing voice, and discovering the rich literary heritage that Salisbury has to offer.

“Beginning at Avebury Stone Circle on Friday morning and ending at the Chapel on Sunday evening, we are delighted to be presenting our most exciting and varied programme to date.”

The Literary Festival starts on October 18 with an event in association with Salisbury’s Walking Book Group and local crime author Nicola Ford – leading an Avebury walk around some of the sites that have inspired her fiction.

Friday evening then sees the festival welcoming Jung Chang to Salisbury Cathedral.

Chang’s first book, Wild Swans, is one of the UK’s biggest selling non-fiction books of all time, and has also been translated in over 40 languages.

Saturday is the festival’s readers’ day, with a mixture of events at venues across the city. Barney Norris will be on hand to talk about his latest book, The Vanishing Hours. Keggie Carew, winner of the Costa Prize for Biography, will also speak about her work. For crime fans, there will be appearances by Erin Kelly, Paul Burston and Alex Reeve, while for those who like their stories a little more spooky, Laura Purcell and Michelle Paver will also be speaking.

And Sunday sees the return of the popular Writers’ Day at Sarum College, with a full day of writing workshops by leading authors Paul McVeigh, Susmita Bhattacharya and Yvonne Battle-Felton, as well as sessions on editing, publishing and submitting to literary agents.

Tickets are available from August 1.

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