French hilltop village scales literary heights

Booker Prize-shortlisted Graeme Macrae Burnet with organiser Liz Stanley at Festilitt last year

Some of the world’s most prominent authors are again heading for a small hilltop village in southwest France.

Preparations are under way for the seventh Franco-British literary festival in Parisot, in Tarn-et-Garonne, for three days on the third weekend of October.

Festilitt has proved popular in previous years, attracting authors such as Tracy Chevalier, Helen Dunmore, Kate Mosse, Adam Thorpe and Booker Prize-shortlisted Graeme Macrae Burnet.

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