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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.

Joe Lycett

Finding Fun in 21st Century Worries

Wednesday 16 August 8:15pm - 9:15pm

The Birmingham stand-up is one of those comedians who comes under the bracket of ‘catch now before they’re massively famous’. In his typically ribald debut book Parsnips, Buttered, Lycett fulminates on the woes of his generation such as social...