Melvyn Bragg will return to the city next month to chair a debate on the future of books.
The writer, broadcaster and University of Leeds Chancellor will host the free public event at the university.
The debate, which is entitled ‘The Future of the Book – a major debate about the place of the book in the digital age’, is the centrepiece of a programme organised by the White Rose University Consortium,
Other speakers include James Daunt, managing director of Waterstones; author Linda Grant and experts from the universities of York, Sheffield and Leeds.
The debate will be held in the University of Leeds’ Great Hall on October 8.