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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.

Ali Smith

Autumn Glories

Sunday 20 August 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Read Ali Smith’s Autumn, the first of her seasonal quartet of novels, and you begin to wonder if there is anything that she couldn’t write about - and not just formally cover, but write about with inventiveness, intelligence and humanity. For once,...