Primadonna returns for yet another jam-packed weekend of good books, big ideas and all-ages entertainment – featuring a brilliant and diverse line-up of authors, actors, activists and other mischief-makers exchanging bold ideas, telling tall tales and planning the world as it should be.

Names just announced on this year’s lineup include actor and comedian Doon Mackichan, joining us following the release of her rip-roaringly honest autobiography My Lady Parts; award-winning essayist and writer Sinéad Gleeson on her highly-anticipated debut novel Hagstone; and comedian Helen Lederer on her ‘riotously funny’ new memoir Not That I’m Bitter. Also taking to the stage, Ela Lee – on her blistering novel Jaded, “one of 2024’s hottest reads” – in conversation with Chimene Suleyman on her spellbinding memoir The Chain about gaslighting and sisterhood, chaired by Monisha RajeshJulia Hobsbawm, author of Working Assumptions: What We Thought We Knew Before Covid and Generative AI – And What We Know Now will be in conversation with Co-Founder of Green and Black’s, Jo Fairley, on the eruption of Chat GPT on the workplace – a new era replete with challenge and opportunity. Join Jane Savidge, one of the main instigators of the Britpop movement, for her eye-popping insider’s take on Pulp’s legendary This is Hardcore; and hear from authors of captivating and highly anticipated new releases including Irenosen Okojie, Michael Donkor, Olumide Popoola, Kat Brown, Jane Oremosu and others.