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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.

Nicholas Hytner

Making Theatre Popular

Saturday 26 August 3:15pm - 4:15pm

As Director of the National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner revamped Shakespeare, introduced a new pricing structure and put theatre onto the big screen, along the way enticing sizeable new audiences. In his book Balancing Acts he details the difficulty of...