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.

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...

Thomas Enger & James Oswald

Past Crimes Haunt the Present

Wednesday 23 August 2:15pm - 3:15pm

The latest instalments from two celebrated kings of crime have their protagonists digging up the past and delving into their cities' dark hearts. In Cursed, Thomas Enger’s veteran crime reporter Henning Juul finds the professional clashing with the...