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There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Hari Kunzru & Lisa McInerney

Beyond the Blues

Friday 25 August 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Hari Kunzru is 'like the young Martin Amis, only nicer' says Carol Ann Duffy - he always writes with a wide streak of originality, and it’s plumb centre in his new book White Tears, a provocative blues satire. The Blood Miracles, Lisa McInerney’s...

Hari Kunzru with David Mitchell

Writing Around the Music

Saturday 26 August 3:45pm - 4:45pm

How do fiction writers construct stories that are inspired by music? David Mitchell chews over this conundrum with Hari Kunzru, a novelist who has answered the question with his new book. White Tears is a ghost story, a murder mystery, a timely...

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