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.

Stef Penney

Back to the Arctic

Thursday 17 August 11:45am - 12:45pm

Winner of the Costa Prize for The Tenderness of Wolves, Stef Penney makes a welcome return to the Arctic with Under a Pole Star, in which a whaler’s daughter from Dundee leads an 1889 British expedition to northern Greenland, and falls for an American...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Love is a Human Right

Thursday 17 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Every day across the globe, sexual orientation and gender identity leads to discrimination, violence, imprisonment, torture or even execution and Amnesty International campaigns so that everyone can enjoy full human rights protections. Today, Festival...