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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.

Roland Buti & Adam Thorpe

Dried Out

Sunday 20 August 10:15am - 11:15am

Winner of the Swiss Literature Prize Roland Buti sets his latest novel in 1976, the century's hottest summer, when drought threatens to bring down the Sutters, parents of 13 year old Gus. Adam Thorpe, who wrote the bestselling Ulverton, also has a...