The Oxford Literary Festival has announced a new media partnership with The Telegraph.

The collaboration will see the newspaper’s journalists interviewing authors live on stage during the festival, and will provide special offers and exclusive interviews through print, online, and social channels.

The partnership aims to add value to both Telegraph readers and festival audiences.

The 27th Oxford Literary Festival, which starts on Saturday March 16, features a line-up of critically acclaimed authors, public figures, and two Nobel Prize winners.

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Festival director Sally Dunsmore said: "We are thrilled to announce The Telegraph as our new media partner to support our vision and cannot wait to welcome their readers to Oxford to immerse themselves in this year’s festival.

"We look forward to celebrating this year’s packed programme of 400 speakers from over 35 countries with a national and worldwide audience.”

Chris Evans, editor at The Telegraph, added: "We are very pleased to be partnering with the Oxford Literary Festival this year and are looking forward to working with their team to promote the exceptional programme of global writers and thinkers to our subscribers.”

The festival, running from March 16 to Sunday March 24, will be held in venues across Oxford.

Tickets are currently on sale and can be bought through the festival website.

The festival's pocket guide can also be downloaded from the site.