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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.

Edmund Gordon & Daniel Swift

On the Wings of Madness

Thursday 24 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm

After the Second World War Ezra Pound was held for a decade at St Elizabeth's Federal Hospital for the Insane. Among those who came to see him were T S Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. As Daniel Swift remarks in The Bughouse, their writings...

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