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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.

Darren McGarvey

Trying to Escape Poverty

Thursday 24 August 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Darren McGarvey, aka Scottish hip-hop artist Loki, draws on his difficult upbringing for an exposé of the continued social deprivation in working class areas to which the mainstream media and political figures often turn a blind eye. In his book...