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.

Patrick Ness: Release

Age 14+

Sunday 27 August 1:30pm - 2:30pm

The twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls presents Release, his most personal novel to date. Adam's life is falling apart - fracturing relationships, a horrible boss and clashes with family are just a few of his worries. Meet Patrick...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Women’s Rights

Sunday 27 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Recent developments have inspired Women’s Marches to take place across the world, sending a strong message that rolling back human rights won't be tolerated, but that the fight for equality still has a long way to go. Today, we hear the writing of...