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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.

Yiyun Li

A Remarkable Memoir

Thursday 17 August 8:30pm - 9:30pm

In 2012, Yiyun Li, the award-winning Chinese-American fiction writer, twice tried to kill herself. When she left hospital, everyone was full of advice: ‘You should do this or that; you must isolate yourself less.’ But instead she wrote her memoir,...