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.

Ten at Ten

Wednesday 16 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.

Anneliese Mackintosh & Dana Spiotta

Fast Friends

Wednesday 16 August 8:30pm - 9:30pm

After three critically acclaimed novels, American Dana Spiotta brings us Innocents and Others, a rich, funny creation with two heroines, a documentary filmmaker and her subject. Like all Spiotta’s work, it explores ideas of identity and...