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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.

Robert McCrum

Stalked By Death

Sunday 27 August 2:15pm - 3:15pm

The only certainty in life is inevitable death. Some cultures celebrate that fact, while others brush all talk of mortality firmly under the carpet. Heavyweight literary critic Robert McCrum has been concerned with his own death since suffering a...