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Festival team

Festival chief executive and director: Sally Dunsmore

Festival board directors: Jarl Severn (Chairman), George Warren, Ben Okri OBE, Carole Allan, Kate Farquhar-Thomson, Paul Simons, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton LVO MBE DL

Festival president: Miles Young

Special advisor: Tony Byrne

President Emeritus: John Harris

Director of children’s and young people’s programme: Andrea Reece

Strategic advisor: Lucian Hudson

Major projects director: Dr Stephen Law

American promotional consultant: Gary Zarr

Corporate consultants: Siren Communications Ltd

Website and content editor: Derek Holmes

Graphic design: Stafford & Stafford Festival manager: Helen Porter

Assistant to special advisor: Sarah Burch

Director of academic programmes: Professor Jem Poster

PR and assistant to the director: Katie Read

Programme printers: Seacourt Ltd Oxford

Digital strategy & website design: BearRamElk

Consultant chef: Paul Bloomfield

Sheldonian Theatre events manager: Ben Truesdale

Director of the crime fiction programme: Triona Adams

Advisor to the Voices of Europe programme: Boyd Tonkin

Advisor to the programme of African literature and culture: Onyeka Nwelue

Photography: KT Bruce

Festival stewards: We also thank all the voluntary festival stewards for their time and generous support throughout the festival. If you are interested in volunteering at the festival please contact volunteers@oxfordliteraryfestival.org

Patrons: Dame Joan Bakewell, Professor Colin Blakemore, Professor John Carey, Professor Richard Dawkins, Daisy Goodwin, Joanne Harris, Peter Kemp, Mark Lawson, The Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, PC, Sir Peter Stothard, Professor Ian Goldin, Alex Preston, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

The Oxford Literary Festival was co-founded by Sally Dunsmore and Angie Prysor-Jones.

Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Symington Wines of the Douro Valley International Literary Properties Supporters of the festival green room The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner European Union Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom Cultural Relations Platform Supporter of the festival's Voices of Europe programme Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine and annual science and innovation award BBC World Service International radio partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels Sponsor of the festival crime fiction programme Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Marlene Hauser Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore David Isaac Carole and John Allen Lucian Hudson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Miles Young Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture George Warren Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture John Roberts Trinity College Trinity College St Cross College St Cross College Lincoln College Lincoln College Worcester College Worcester College New College Exeter College Exeter College: college home of the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock festival hotel Critchleys Accountants to the festival Project People Foodbuy Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Paul Bloomfield Ltd Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre City Audio Visual Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Royal Academy of Arts Siren Communications Siren Communications - corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Wines of Provence Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese James Currey Society Hattus Books Hattus Books La Cave Musik Pusey House Cervantes Institute, London Confucius Institute Literature Ireland Pasture to Plate

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival sponsors, donors & partners

Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Symington Wines of the Douro Valley International Literary Properties Supporters of the festival green room The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner European Union Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom Cultural Relations Platform Supporter of the festival's Voices of Europe programme Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine and annual science and innovation award BBC World Service International radio partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels Sponsor of the festival crime fiction programme Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Marlene Hauser Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore David Isaac Carole and John Allen Lucian Hudson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Miles Young Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture George Warren Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture John Roberts Trinity College Trinity College St Cross College St Cross College Lincoln College Lincoln College Worcester College Worcester College New College Exeter College Exeter College: college home of the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock festival hotel Critchleys Accountants to the festival Project People Foodbuy Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Paul Bloomfield Ltd Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre City Audio Visual Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Royal Academy of Arts Siren Communications Siren Communications - corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Wines of Provence Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese James Currey Society Hattus Books Hattus Books La Cave Musik Pusey House Cervantes Institute, London Confucius Institute Literature Ireland Pasture to Plate