Corfu Literary Festival started as a small-scale labour of love has already grown into something more serious and wonderful. One of the things that makes the Festival so special is the way that it has harnessed diverse energies whose common theme is a love of Corfu, great books and the good life. We recognised that, particularly with Niko now gone, we needed to think a lot about the future, identity and legacy of the Festival that goes beyond the two of us.
We decided to create a board of ambassador patrons and approached four inspirational women who had already embraced the CLF, have been nothing other than supportive and, critically, understand the Festival's aims and soul. Each quite brilliant, they will push us forward and make us laugh.