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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.

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

In the Minority

Saturday 19 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

All over the world, groups of people remain under threat from the mainstream population of their country. These persecuted minorities all share rich traditions of storytelling and today’s readings include writing selected by the Uyghur people of...

Hannah Berry & Sarah Laing

Graphic Novels of Influential Women

Sunday 20 August 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Katherine Mansfield was the only writer of whom Virginia Woolf was jealous. The New Zealand icon, who died from tuberculosis at the age of 34, is brought to vivid life through Sarah Laing’s new graphic novel memoir. Hannah Berry’s Livestock is a...

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