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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.

Daniel Tammet

Pondering the Future of Speech

Friday 25 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Novelist and translator Daniel Tammet is fascinated by language - its origins, how it progresses and how it adapts in its environment. Join an intriguing writer, who along his journey has met the world's best lip-readers and communicated with Esperanto...