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.

Frank Cottrell Boyce & Carl MacDougall

Opening Up

Saturday 12 August 10:15am - 11:15am

Carnegie Medal-winner Frank Cottrell Boyce wrote the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics, so it only seemed right to to have an exclusive preview of his debut collection of short stories on our own opening day. And who better to read alongside him...

Frank Cottrell Boyce: Life on Earth

Families & 10+

Sunday 13 August 12:15pm - 1:15pm

In Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth, award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce introduces the Blythe family, a big, warm, rambunctious bunch who live on a farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them, followed by Sputnik, a...