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.

Philip Davis & Samantha Ellis

Lost in Literature

Wednesday 16 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Victorian literary life is revealed by two accomplished authors. Philip Davis shows how Marian Evans became George Eliot and learned to think and feel as a novelist. Davis is, says the Literary Review, ‘the searching, perceptive critic this great...