YLF2020 Headliners Announced

Good news! Our programming is finally complete and we’re ready to announce our headliners for the 2020 festival.

We get underway on Thursday 19th March when Catherine Fox reads from her Lindchester Chronicles and discusses Anglican Women Novelists.

On Friday 20th TV historian Suzannah Lipscomb opens our Big History Weekend with a talk about Women, Sex and Power in the 16th Century.

Cultural icon Melvyn Bragg is our main attraction on Saturday 21st when he introduces us to his new novel Love Without End.

Sunday 22nd is Mother’s Day and what better way to celebrate than in the company of Amanda Owen, The Yorkshire Shepherdess.

She’s swiftly followed on Monday 23rd by another family favourite, TV presenter Kate Humble who’ll be Thinking on My Feet.

Next, on Tuesday 24th, comes Times Magazine columnist Melanie Reid and her award-winning account of The World I Fell Out Of.

Wednesday 25th brings another prize-winning author, romantic novelist Milly Johnson, as she launches her 17th novel My One True North.

Journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark joins us on Thursday 26th to discuss her latest novel The House by the Loch – and much more besides!

And lastly, on Friday 27th, at the end of an action-packed week BBC Radio 4’s Claudia Hammond will give a timely talk on The Art of Rest.

That completes our line-up of major events. For more detailed information please click here to visit our events pages where you can book direct.

Next week we’ll be revealing our full programme. With over 50 events scheduled there’ll be plenty to choose from so be sure to check it out!