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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.

Wioletta Greg & Édouard Louis


Monday 14 August 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Polish poet Wioletta Greg has turned her talents to fiction to produce her debut novel Swallowing Mercury. It’s a coming of age tale set in Communist Poland which examines the fine texture of a close-knit community on the cusp of change. Édouard...