Click here for details of the inaugural festival schedule.
Charlotte Philby worked for the Independent for eight years, as a columnist, editor and reporter, and was shortlisted for the Cudlipp Prize at the 2013 Press Awards for her investigative journalism.
Founder of the online platform Motherland.net, she regularly contributes to the Guardian and iNews, as well as the BBC World Service, Channel 4 and Woman’s Hour.
She has three children and lives in London.
Charlotte is the granddaughter of Kim Philby, Britain’s most famous communist double-agent.