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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 Longley

Landscapes of Love

Sunday 20 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm

One of the greatest living Irish poets, Michael Longley’s poetry has often centred (as in the heart-stoppingly beautiful ‘The Leveret’) on his 'soul-landscape' of Carrigskeewaun, Co Mayo. Now, visiting his painter-daughter at Lochalsh, he has...