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.

Theresa Breslin & Caroline Leech: Historical Fictions

Age 12+

Sunday 13 August 4:30pm - 5:30pm

CILIP Carnegie Medal-winner Theresa Breslin's The Rasputin Dagger follows a risky romance during the Russian Revolution, while Caroline Leech's Wait for Me explores a forbidden love during the Second World War. Meet these two brilliant writers and get...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Last Line of Defence

Monday 14 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Human rights defenders risk their lives daily to champion the rights of other people, challenging brutality, oppression and injustice in every part of the world. They hold powerful people to account and support the survivors of human rights abuses. The...