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Novelist David Lodge to talk about his new memoir

Comic Tony Hawks and sci-fi writer Diana Gabaldon join programme

David LodgeAward-winning novelist, playwright and literary critic David Lodge, pictured right, is to look back at his life and the early formative influences that turned him into the writer he is today in a major new event added to the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival line-up.

There are now more than 130 events available to book through this website. Tickets are already selling well, with the US author of the Outlander sci-fi adventure-romance novels Diana Gabaldon set to be one of the biggest draws of 2015.

The television comic and bestselling author of Round Ireland with a Fridge, Tony Hawks, has also confirmed his event on his latest hilarious book, Once Upon a Time in the West . . . Country.

In the children’s and young people programme, there are confirmed appearances by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Cressida Cowell and Lauren Child, and veteran author Judith Kerr.

Celia ImrieEvents previously announced include actress Celia Imrie, pictured left, Booker Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, multi-award-winning Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh, former Downing Street adviser to Tony Blair, Jonathan Powell, television and radio personalities Paul Heiney and Anita Anand, Nobel-prize-winning scientist Eric Kandel, and children’s authors Philip Pullman, and Liz Pichon.

These events and more are available to book through this website. Many more speakers and events will be added as times and venues are confirmed over the next few weeks. A walk-in and telephone box office will open in Blackwell’s bookshop on Monday, January 19.

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine