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.

Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark

The Road to Abbottabad

Sunday 27 August 12:30pm - 1:30pm

How was Osama Bin Laden able to evade the massive manhunt for him for so long? In The Exile, award-winning investigative journalists Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark talk to his family members and aides to find out. Secret family shelters in Iran,...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Women’s Rights

Sunday 27 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Recent developments have inspired Women’s Marches to take place across the world, sending a strong message that rolling back human rights won't be tolerated, but that the fight for equality still has a long way to go. Today, we hear the writing of...