Giles Coren and Sandra Howard complete Proms at St Jude’s lineup

PUBLISHED: 16:26 23 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:30 23 May 2013

Two new star names have been announced this week completing the line-up at the Proms at St Jude’s Literary Festival on 22-23 June.

Gourmet, restaurant reviewer and much-loved writer, Giles Coren, will be in conversation with restaurateur, chef and author, Antonio Carluccio. Giles is a prolific author, with How to Eat Out and Anger Management - for Beginners among his best-known books.

Novelist and one-time model, Sandra Howard, wife of former Conservative Party leader Michael, will be interviewed by broadcaster, presenter and journalist, Penny Smith. Penny is well-known as co-presenter of the Breakfast Show on BBC London, and has formerly broadcast on Classic FM, Radio 2 and GMTV.

These two interviewers join four other renowned personalities, who will be putting questions to famous authors.

Local resident, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Rabbi to the Movement for Reform Judaism, is due to interview Ed Stourton about his book, Cruel Crossing

– Escaping Hitler Across the Pyrenees. Laura is also a broadcaster, who regularly contributes to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day.

Guardian science correspondent and author, Alok Jha, will be hosting the session with Baroness Susan Greenfield, whose first novel – about the 22nd century – will be published at the beginning of July.

Broadcaster and writer, Sue MacGregor, who appeared at the Proms LitFest in 2012, is back again, this time interviewing Sir Michael Holroyd, biographer of Bernard Shaw and Lytton Strachey, among others.

Times Literary Editor and writer, Erica Wagner, will be putting Kate Atkinson in the hot seat as she discusses her latest novel, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction this year.

Proms LitFest takes place at The Henrietta Barnett School, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, from 22-23 June, and is sponsored by the Ham & High. For more details or to book tickets, www.promsatstjudes.org.uk.


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