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

Stand up for Your Rights

Sunday 13 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Freedom from Torture does vital work with survivors of torture who arrive in the UK. More than 50,000 people have been referred for help, and thousands have rebuilt their lives. Therapeutic writing is an invaluable part of its work. Today’s readings...

Outriders: The Reunion

Chronicles of the New World

Sunday 13 August 8:45pm - 10:15pm

From the Arctic Circle to Buenos Aires, our Outriders accumulated an incredible 67,500 miles on planes, trains and automobiles interrogating the socio-political landscape of the Americas. Harry Giles and Katherena Vermette journeyed through Canada to...

Outriders: Mariana Enriquez & Kevin MacNeil

Argentina: In Search of UFOs

Tuesday 15 August 2:30pm - 3:30pm

As part of our project to explore the Americas, Scottish novelist Kevin MacNeil travelled around Argentina with journalist, novelist and short story writer Mariana Enriquez. Starting in Buenos Aires, the writers set off in search of lost voices, both...

Unbound

After Dark

Tuesday 15 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

A night of unsettling stories and music – when the thrills become terrifying, dark, brooding shadows grow and our dreams become nightmares. Come hear two of Argentina’s most exciting new writers, Mariana Enriquez, author of the gothic Things We Lost...

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