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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.

Alexis Jenni

Winner of France’s Coveted Prix Goncourt

Friday 18 August 2:30pm - 3:30pm

How bad does a country have to be before patriotism stops? That’s the question posed by Alexis Jenni. His fascinating novel, The French Art of War, explores the legacy of French colonial wars in Algeria and Indochina and it won him the Prix Goncourt,...