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.

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...

BBC World Book Club

Live Recording with Sebastian Barry

Tuesday 15 August 8:15pm - 9:15pm

An opportunity to be part of the audience for a recording of the BBC’s World Book Club, which unites millions of readers from all corners of the globe and is celebrating its 15-year anniversary with us. Presenter Harriett Gilbert is joined by...