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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.

Edward Docx & Rick Gekoski

Happy Families

Friday 25 August 10:15am - 11:15am

In British novelist Edward Docx's Let Go My Hand, the Lasker family is in crisis, with one last chance to put things right. Rick Gekoski's Darke centres on a doctor who eats little but drinks and smokes a lot. He is writing a 'coming of old age' journal...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

In Search of Sanctuary

Friday 25 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

More than 21 million people worldwide have been forced to seek sanctuary abroad to escape war, persecution, torture or possible death, but most wealthy countries continue to treat refugees as somebody else’s problem. Today we hear writing by refugees,...

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