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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.

Michael Rosen

Zola in Norwood

Saturday 26 August 11:45am - 12:45pm

Found guilty of libel after his famous 'J’accuse' denunciation of France’s leaders over the Dreyfus Affair, Émile Zola fled to London and temporary obscurity. In The Disappearance of Émile Zola, poet, broadcaster and former Children’s Laureate...

Laughing Out Loud with Michael Rosen

Families & 7+

Sunday 27 August 10:00am - 11:00am

Play with language to create side-splitting tales and share your love for chocolate cake with beloved author Michael Rosen as he presents his latest books, Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads and Chocolate Cake. Be bamboozled by bonkers stories and laugh out...