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.

Claire Fuller & Katie Kitamura

Degrees of Separation

Sunday 27 August 10:15am - 11:15am

In award-winning author Claire Fuller's pitch perfect Swimming Lessons, the hero looks down from a bookshop window and sees his dead wife standing on the pavement. She'd been missing, presumed drowned, for 12 years. Admired New York writer Katie...

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...