All Events

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.

Iosi Havilio & Luke Kennard

Buddhas of Suburbia

Saturday 19 August 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Two uncanny and unnerving imaginings of modern suburban life from two formidable literary talents. Luke Kennard invites you to take part in The Transition, a six-month mentorship for young couples trying to learn responsibility and become adults. While...

Luke Kennard & André Naffis-Sahely

Poetic Engines of Invention

Monday 21 August 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Poets take us to unexpected, unnerving revelatory places. Luke Kennard’s stylistically inventive sixth collection is a poetic conversation with Cain, the first murderer, as he seeks meaning and faith in modern life. André Naffis-Sahely’s debut...