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HuffPost UK Culture is delighted to announce our second media partner for 2012 – the Althorp Literary Festival.

The annual festival will welcome a remarkable line up of authors, critics and thinkers to what is probably the most stunning setting of any literary event in the world: the glorious grounds of Althorp House in Northamptonshire.

Between 15 and 17 of June, an array of talks, readings and debates will take place, led by figures as wide-ranging as Capital author John Lanchester, Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine and David Hockney biographer Christopher Simon Sykes.

And on the Friday evening, The Huffington Post will be getting in on the act by hosting our own special debate on the Future of Digital Publishing and Blogging with editor-in-chief Carla Buzasi.

We'll also be interviewing the biggest names and reporting live from the event, so be sure to check out HuffPost Culture as the weekend unfolds.

Alternatively, you may want to join us there!

You can buy event tickets from the Althorp Festival website.

Or if you’re feeling lucky, enter our competition below to be in with a chance of winning one of six pairs of weekends passes.


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