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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.

David France

Fighting Back Against AIDS

Wednesday 16 August 5:00pm - 6:00pm

The fear of the early days of the AIDS epidemic is already disappearing into the fog of history. American investigative reporter David France’s How to Survive a Plague drags it right back, and dazzlingly shows how activists drove the scientific...