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.

BBC Radio 4 Front Row

Live Recording with Festival Authors

Thursday 17 August 10:00am - 11:00am

An opportunity to be part of the audience for a recording of BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts programme. This morning in our Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, Front Row, presented by Val McDermid, invites a panel of our Festival authors to talk about their new...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Love is a Human Right

Thursday 17 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Every day across the globe, sexual orientation and gender identity leads to discrimination, violence, imprisonment, torture or even execution and Amnesty International campaigns so that everyone can enjoy full human rights protections. Today, Festival...

Denise Mina

Taking the Leap from Fiction to Faction

Thursday 17 August 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Acclaimed crime fiction writer Denise Mina has recently dipped her toe into the often controversial world of the true crime novel. The Long Drop recalls the 1957 pub encounter when Peter Manuel convinced William Watt that he could find the weapon used...

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