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.

Paul Auster at 70

Spirit of '47

Monday 14 August 6:30pm - 7:30pm

If you had to pick one writer to sum up the inventive spirit of the post-war transatlantic era, you could hardly do better than Paul Auster. Ever since he burst onto the scene with his New York Trilogy of interconnected novels, Auster has remained a...

BBC Radio 4 Front Row

Live Recording with Festival Authors

Thursday 17 August 10:00am - 11:00am

An opportunity to be part of the audience for a recording of BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts programme. This morning in our Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, Front Row, presented by Val McDermid, invites a panel of our Festival authors to talk about their new...

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