THE stacked programme for this year’s Bradford Literature Festival is now available for book lovers to pick up.

The festival runs from June 29 to July 8 and will feature over 500 speakers and 400 events.

Guests at this year’s festival include Frank Bruno, who will be discussing his new autobiography, and rocker Suzi Quatro, who will discuss her songbook.

The programme, featuring full details of all the events and how to book tickets, is now available at numerous locations including Waterstones in Bradford, Leeds and surrounding towns, local libraries and the Bradford Tourist Information Centre.

The festival, in association with Provident Financial, has skyrocketed in popularity since 2015, growing its audience from 968 visitors to 50,000 last year.

It is directed by Syima Aslam, who is pictured with the programme in Bradford’s Waterstones.