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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.

Juno Dawson & C N Lester

Transitions

Friday 18 August 2:15pm - 3:15pm

What makes a woman a woman? Is it her biology? Is it a rite of passage? Is it society? As she transitions from male to female, Juno Dawson's The Gender Games explores feminism and femininity in culture, science and society. Co-founder of the first...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Turkey: Erdogan’s Empire of Fear

Friday 18 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Turkey has one of the world’s worst human rights records in recent history and there's evidence of torture in the wake of the recent attempted coup. Hundreds of media outlets and NGOs were closed down and journalists, activists and MPs jailed. Today...

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