Names of 12 literature festival authors revealed

Names of 12 literature festival authors revealed

15 June, 2015


The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has released the names of 12 authors who will be attending the 2016 festival. Literary enthusiasts will be particularly excited to learn that Helen MacDonald, winner of the 2014 Costa Book Award for her best-selling book H is for Hawk, will be here. Acclaimed British personalities, including UK’s Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, philosopher A.C. Grayling, and Professor Tim Spector, author of Identically Different and the best-selling The Diet Myth, will also be flying in. Festival favourite crime writer Ian Rankin will be returning with another Detective Rebus mystery, while Anthony Horowitz, a prolific author who has turned his hand to writing the latest James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis, is also very popular with younger festival-goers who are fans of his Alex Rider series.

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