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.

Petina Gappah & Akhil Sharma

Superstars of International Fiction

Tuesday 22 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Petina Gappah, winner of the Guardian First Book Award, shares her collection of short stories, Rotten Row, on the causes and effects of crime and justice in Zimbabwe, where ordinary life goes on against all odds. Meanwhile, we are thrilled to launch...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Disunited States

Tuesday 22 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

The United States has a long history of offering shelter to people fleeing conflict but that proud legacy has been overshadowed in recent months. Members of the media are accused of lying if they disagree with the party line and ordinary citizens face...