STRATFORD Literary Festival is marking its tenth anniversary festival with a focus on non-fiction, and both food and politics will be in the mix.

A spokesman said: “The programme over the autumn months includes some of the most respected political and world affairs commentators, and one of the UK’s most admired award winning chefs.

“On September 22, the Festival will welcome the award-winning food writer Yotam Ottolenghi. In an event in partnership with Stratford Town Centre Food Festival, the Guardian Food Columnist and deli owner will be talking with his recipe partner, Helen Goh, about their new book collaboration, Sweet.”

Then politics gets a look in on October 6, with BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel who will be giving his view on American life and politics in the Trump era, detailed in his new book, If Only They Didn’t Speak English.”

The spokesman added: “On October 28 the leading Human Rights campaigner and former head of Liberty, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE, will talk about her new book, Of Women.

“She will be followed on the same evening by BBC Correspondent and multi-award-winning war reporter Fergal Keane OBE, who will share memories of growing up in Ireland during the Troubles .”

On Wednesday, November 8, the Festival will welcomes the chef and TV presenter Rick Stein OBE, who will taking the audience on a lunchtime culinary odyssey to Mexico and California, the subject of his latest book.

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