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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.

Zadie Smith

Dancing with Dreams

Saturday 19 August 6:45pm - 7:45pm

It’s been five years since Zadie Smith was last among us, and that’s far too long. She’s back with Swing Time, a novel about friendship between two girls who dream of being dancers and the gaps that open up as their paths in life diverge. Come...