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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.

Greg Garrett

The Zombies are Coming

Thursday 24 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm

What is it about us and zombies, and why do we watch so many films about them? Greg Garrett, author of Living with the Living Dead, says it’s because zombies stand in for a variety of other threats, from Ebola to terrorism. And watching zombie films...

Greg Garrett & Carla Valentine

Death Becomes Them

Friday 25 August 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Discover the modern attitudes towards death which drive two narratives. Greg Garrett considers the significance of western culture’s fascination with a zombie apocalypse, suggesting representations of it thrive in times of perceived global peril....