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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.

Erica Wagner

Hero of Steel

Thursday 24 August 5:45pm - 6:45pm

The Brooklyn Bridge, now over 130 years old, is as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Yet iconic though it is, its builder is almost forgotten. Former literary editor of the Times and twice a judge of the Man...