All Events

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.

Ross Raisin & Sarah Winman

The Conflict of Men’s Inner Lives

Monday 14 August 10:15am - 11:15am

Two of the country's finest writers explore the fragile conflict of men's emotional identities and the struggles with sexuality. Sarah Winman's Tin Man sees two men coming to terms with the reality of their teenage friendship. In A Natural, Ross Raisin...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Last Line of Defence

Monday 14 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Human rights defenders risk their lives daily to champion the rights of other people, challenging brutality, oppression and injustice in every part of the world. They hold powerful people to account and support the survivors of human rights abuses. The...