TELEVISION presenter Richard Osman is to appear at Hay Festival to talk about how he has turned his hand to fiction.

Best known as being a former co-presenter of popular quiz show, Pointless, Mr Osman has started to forge a successful career as a crime novelist.

And it is his Thursday Murder Club novels that he will be exploring during his talk on Wednesday, May 31.


He will be joined on stage by his brother Mat, who is a bassist and founder member of iconic British rock band Suede. Mat, who is also a composer of music for TV and films, will speak about his debut novel, The Ghost Theatre. 

The world-renowned literary festival is yet again set to attract some big names for the 11-day event from May 25 to June 4. 

Rapper Stormzy, who has reached number one in the UK singles chart four times, will also be appearing, as will Dua Lipa, best known for hits such as One Kiss and Physical.

Other big names takling to the stage are actress Helena Bonham Carter, bestselling authors Margaret Attwood, Fflur Dafydd and Douglas Stuart, family favourites Julia Donaldson, Connor Allen and Jacqueline Wilson, creatives Tracey Emin and Will Gompertz, and historians and journalists Marina Hyde, Jeremy Bowen, and David Olusoga.

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