Here's who's heading to Dubai for the Emirates Literature Festival

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British celebrity chef Nadiya Hussain and 'Killing Eve' creator Luke Jennings are among some of the big names headed for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2020.

From February 4 next year, the six-day event will also see the likes of explorer Ranulph Fiennes, visual artist and children’s book author Oliver Jeffers and TV astronomer and space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

They will be joined by bestselling fiction writers include Rosie Project author Graeme Simsion and crime writer extraordinaire Linwood Barclay.  

Hazzaa Al Mansouri will also make an appearance, fresh off the UAE space programme and his first venture into space. 

"With the stellar line-up for the 2020 Festival, there is no better place to search for the answers, whatever your question may be. We have writers to entertain, inspire, challenge and excite people from all walks of life and of all ages," said Ahlam Bolooki, the festival director for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

She gives Brandy Scott more insight into the festival. Take a listen: 

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