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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.

Alan Hollinghurst

Tuesday 10 October 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Sparsholt Affair is the long-awaited sixth novel by Man Booker winner Alan Hollinghurst, one of Britain’s finest fiction writers. Opening in 1940, Hollinghurst’s novel evokes the lives of two young men – David Sparsholt and Evert Dax - who...