• Julia Donaldson and Ian McEwan, (c) Steve Ullathorne

The Stroud Book Festival are very pleased to offer two complimentary tickets to their Festival Launch Event on the evening of 6th November.

The 2019 Stroud Book Festival will be headlined by Booker-winning author (and Stroud Book Festival patron) Ian McEwan, along with much-loved, best-selling children’s author Julia Donaldson. The full Stroud Book Festival line-up will be revealed this summer and will aim to build on the success of the 2018 Festival, which finished its five-day run with record ticket sales, sell-out events and a line-up widely praised both for its variety and broad appeal. The Festival programme will, once again, include a wide variety of children’s events, including a Schools' Day, poetry and performance, memoir, fiction, food, nature, writing competitions, Stroud Short Stories and much more besides.

The Launch Event will be headlined by the culinary talents of Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, winners of the Lifestyle Non-Fiction Book of the Year award at the British Book Awards 2019, and creators of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing plant-based platform, BOSH! Their online channels have over 2.3 million fans and constantly inspire people to cook ultra-tasty & super simple recipes at home.

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The competition closes on 1 September 2019.

Pictured: Julia Donaldson & Ian McEwan, (c) Steve Ullathorne