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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.

Burhan Sönmez & Deepak Unnikrishnan

Voices in the Silence

Saturday 19 August 5:00pm - 6:00pm

In Istanbul, Istanbul, novelist Burhan Sönmez remembers prisoners quietly telling each other stories as a way of surviving. In Temporary People, Deepak Unnikrishnan also gives voice to those who would be silent: migrant workers; a woman who stitches...