Steve Best

Mark Billingham

Mark is a Festival founder patron and well-established Festival favourite as the ChipLit Quiz master. He joins us to chat with Richard Osman about crime writing and to celebrate 20 years since the first publication of Sleepyhead, his iconic first novel.

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Mark Grey

Julie Bindel

Journalist, author and feminist campaigner Julie Bindel joins us at ChipLitFest for the first time to interview Ian Dunt and discuss the future of social movements.

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Ricardo Labougle

Miranda Brooks

Landscape designer and Cotswold resident, Miranda Brooks, joins Hugo Rittson Thomas to discuss the Coronation Meadows at the Wildflowers for the Queen event.

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Isobel Dixon

Poet and literary agent, Isobel Dixon, is judging the 2021 ChipLitFest short story competition.

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Hollin Jones

Ian Dunt

Editor of, Ian Dunt returns to Chipping Norton to discuss his latest book, How To Be A Liberal, part history of a dynamic social movement as well as a rallying cry to resist modern nationalism.

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Astrid di Crollalanza

Clare Mackintosh

ChipLitFest founder and patron, Clare Mackintosh, comes back to Chipping Norton to introduce her latest sensational novel, Hostage.

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Kat Orman

Oxford BBC journalist has interviewed various ChipLitFest authors for press and radio, this time she is joining us to interview Clare Mackintosh on stage.

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Penguin Books

Richard Osman

The much-loved and ridiculously knowledgeable TV personality, Richard Osman, joins us in conversation with Mark Billingham to discuss his absurdly successful crime series, The Thursday Murder Club, the second of which, The Man Who Died Twice, is published on 16 September.

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Angela Fitch

Caroline Sanderson

As Associate Editor of The Bookseller magazine, Caroline is at the heart of the publishing industry. We are delighted that she is joining us to interview Hugo Rittson Thomas about his book, Wildflowers for The Queen.

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Hugo Rittson Thomas

Photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas joins us to talk about his book, Wildflowers for The Queen, a captivating photographic celebration of the vast array of Coronation Meadows that have been created to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation.

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