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.

Tom Feiling & Robert Twigger

Hidden Past, Familiar Places

Monday 21 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Opening up a fresh understanding of places we think we know is the motivation behind these authors’ new books. In The Island That Disappeared, Tom Feiling explores Providence, just off the coast of Nicaragua, which is now home to a mix of devout...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Dangerous Dispatches

Monday 21 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

More than 1,236 journalists have been killed in the line of duty since 1992 - press freedom is continually under threat and reporting the news is one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Despite this, reporters and photographers continue to document...