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.

Deni Ellis Béchard & Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

Letters of Reconciliation

Sunday 20 August 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Two Canadian writers explore the pains of the past. Kuei, je te salue is a literary and political meeting of two great writers: Deni Ellis Béchard, an author and reporter who grew up between Canada and the United States, and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine,...

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...

Ten at Ten

Wednesday 23 August 10:00am - 10:10am

A small yet perfectly formed reading from one of our Festival authors to start your day. Check the screen in the Entrance Tent to see who's reading today.