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.

Leonie Orton with Jake Arnott

Keeping an Artistic Legacy Alive

Tuesday 22 August 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Leonie Orton, the sister of playwright Joe Orton shares her memoir, discussing the impact and legacy of her brother’s work with novelist Jake Arnott, recalling her own experiences of growing up on a Leicester council estate in the 1940s and 50s....

Jake Arnott & Steven Price

Exploring Ye Olde London Crime

Tuesday 22 August 7:00pm - 8:00pm

London’s criminal history is the topic at hand for Jake Arnott and Steven Price in their new novels. In By Gaslight, Price lands us in 1885 with the celebrated detective William Pinkerton descending into the Victorian underworld to track down the...