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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.

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Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

We Are All Born Free

Tuesday 15 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Children across the world are denied their human rights, missing out on an education, being recruited into armed forces and suffering many forms of violence, even the death penalty. Today, we hear writing by heroic young people who have been persecuted....

David Bishop & Steve MacManus

How a Comic Book Icon Rose to the Top

Tuesday 15 August 8:15pm - 9:15pm

For anyone with even the merest interest in comic books, the story of 2000AD is an essential part of their education. David Bishop and Steve MacManus have been editors of the publication in very different eras and are in a privileged position to discuss...

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