Michael Portillo, Arthur Smith and Val McDermid headline most varied York Literature Festival yet…

Comedian and Leonard Cohen tribute act Arthur Smith brings comedy to York Lit Fest. Photograph: Andy Warrington
January 3, 2016

Comedian and professional Grumpy Old Man Arthur Smith, former politician and train-spotter Michael Portillo and crime queen Val McDermid are all booked for what is set to be a classic York Literature Festival.

With 40 events packed in to 14 days, the festival is set to be the biggest and best yet.

Other big names heading our way include poets Wendy Cope and Carol Ann Duffy and York-born former business secretary Vince Cable.

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