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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.

Hari Kunzru & Lisa McInerney

Beyond the Blues

Friday 25 August 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Hari Kunzru is 'like the young Martin Amis, only nicer' says Carol Ann Duffy - he always writes with a wide streak of originality, and it’s plumb centre in his new book White Tears, a provocative blues satire. The Blood Miracles, Lisa McInerney’s...

Claire Fuller & Lisa McInerney

10 years of Dazzling Debuts

Sunday 27 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Described as ‘the most prestigious award for first-time novelists’, the Desmond Elliott Prize is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In this special event, novelist and chair of the 2014 Prize, Chris Cleave talks to the winners from the past two...

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