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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.

Xiaolu Guo & Brian Johnstone

Childhood is a Foreign Country

Sunday 20 August 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Two acclaimed writers turn their focus on the confusion and complexity of childhood, both seeking to understand the actions of their parents that still resonate deeply in adulthood. Novelist and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo charts her journey from a tiny...

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