Harry Potter creator JK Rowling will be the star of next year’s Bath Literature Festival.
The festival, sponsored by the Independent newspaper, will also bring Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel to the city.
Rowling will talk about her debut piece of adult fiction, The Casual Vacancy.
Other writers lined up for the March 1 to 10 festival include Sandi Toksvig, Helen Dunmore, PD James, and Kate Mosse, as well former ballerina and now Strictly judge Darcey Bussell.
Details will be at www.bathlitfest.org.uk.