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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.

Unbound

The Donaldsons Strike Back!

Thursday 17 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

After storming the Spiegeltent in 2015, legend of children’s literature Julia Donaldson, and her husband Malcolm, return to the Unbound stage for more rambunctious stories and songs. The creator of the world-famous Gruffalo has escaped for one night...
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Visions of the Future: Libraries

How Can We Build Resilience?

Sunday 27 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm

With local authority cuts impacting on public and school library services, it's time to rethink libraries for their future resilience. In this debate, David Chipakupaku from the Voice of My Own youth project talks to bestselling children's author Julia...

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