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.

Jamie Bartlett & Steve Richards

Inside Stories of Outsiders

Wednesday 23 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm

As top social media analyst for Demos, it’s Jamie Bartlett’s job to guess future trends and, in Radicals, he argues that lots more of us are going to be lured by oddball idealists, extremists and groups rejecting mainstream ideas. Politically, says...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Syria: Constant Conflict

Wednesday 23 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

The bloody conflict in Syria has raged on for six years, causing the deaths of more than 300,000 people and displacing millions of others. Syrians have suffered many human rights abuses including direct military attacks on civilians. Today, writing by...