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.

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Dangerous Dispatches

Monday 21 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

More than 1,236 journalists have been killed in the line of duty since 1992 - press freedom is continually under threat and reporting the news is one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Despite this, reporters and photographers continue to document...

Cynan Jones & Henrietta Rose-Innes

Near and Far

Monday 21 August 8:30pm - 9:30pm

The hero of Cove by Cynan Jones (described by the Independent on Sunday as 'one of the most talented writers in Britain') has only his instincts and the memory of the woman who waits for him to help when he is struck by lightning while out at sea....