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.

Ever Dundas & Hwang Sok-yong

Outlaws and Exiles

Wednesday 16 August 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In Hwang Sok-yong’s Familiar Things, 14 year old Bugeye lives on a vast landfill site on the outskirts of South Korea’s glittering capital. Ever Dundas's debut novel Goblin is about an outcast in London during the Second World War. After being...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Syria: Constant Conflict

Wednesday 23 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

The bloody conflict in Syria has raged on for six years, causing the deaths of more than 300,000 people and displacing millions of others. Syrians have suffered many human rights abuses including direct military attacks on civilians. Today, writing by...