Chester Literature Festival line-up announced

Tim Vine
Image caption Tim Vine will be taking part in a question and answer session

Broadcaster Clive James and comedian Tim Vine are amongst the line-up for the 2013 Chester Literature Festival.

James will be bringing his new translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to the festival while Vine will be taking part in a question and answer session.

Other names on the bill include BBC presenter Kate Humble, former BBC war correspondent Kate Adie and BBC Radio 5 Live's Richard Bacon.

The festival will take place in Chester's Town Hall from 13-27 October.

An interview with Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn will open the festival.

Broadcasters Henry Blofield, Paul Morley and Peter Snow will also host events at the annual event which lasts a fortnight .

Paul Lavin, festivals manager at Chester Performs, said it will be "jam-packed" with talent from authors, presenters, comedians and historians.

He said: "There will be events, workshops, readings and signings to appeal to all ages, tastes and literary preferences."

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