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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.

Julie Buntin & Sally Rooney

Mean Girls

Tuesday 22 August 8:30pm - 9:30pm

When do mean girls start being mean? Two sharply intelligent young novelists give us some clues. In Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends, Frances works by day and does spoken word with her bestie, Bobbi, by night. When Frances is led astray her...