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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.

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Stand up for Your Rights

Sunday 13 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Freedom from Torture does vital work with survivors of torture who arrive in the UK. More than 50,000 people have been referred for help, and thousands have rebuilt their lives. Therapeutic writing is an invaluable part of its work. Today’s readings...

No Dogs, No Indians

A Legacy that Lingers Long

Sunday 13 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm

To mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, Siddhartha Bose presents an evening of readings, performance, music and discussion exploring the effects and legacy of the British in India. Prompted by his new theatrical production, No Dogs, No...

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