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.

Mark Price

From Waitrose to Whitehall

Friday 18 August 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Is there anything Mark Price hasn’t done? Formerly Managing Director of Waitrose and Deputy Chair of Channel 4, he’s now a life peer and was recently made Trade Minister for the government. Price joins us today to explain why employee engagement is...

Martin Brown & Mark Price: Checkmate

Families & 8+

Saturday 19 August 3:45pm - 4:45pm

The Foolish King: The Secret History of Chess teaches you how to play the strategy game with the help of wacky and original characters. Learn the secrets of chess with author Mark Price while illustrator Martin Brown brings to life the whimsical...