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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.

Nick Laird & Don Paterson

Poems for the Here and Now

Sunday 20 August 8:30pm - 9:30pm

In The Zoo of the New, two of Britain’s best poets, Nick Laird and Don Paterson, cast an expert eye over 500 years of poetry, offering an anthology that speaks to our times. Drawn from across nations, from Sappho to Denise Riley, there are the...

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Muldoon's Picnic

Thursday 24 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, this show is described by Muldoon himself as ‘an omnium-gatherum’, by Time Out as a ‘music-and-literature extravaganza’ and by us as a stonkingly good night out! Rarely staged outside New...

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