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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.

Stephen McGann

An Acting Family Tree Rose Up

Monday 21 August 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Stephen McGann comes from a renowned British acting clan (Joe, Paul and Mark complete this quartet) but don’t expect his study of the McGann family to be a run-of-the-mill memoir. Instead, he’s told the history of the McGanns through seven maladies...