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.

Spectacular Translation Machine

Translation Games for Everyone

Sunday 13 August 10:30am - 5:30pm

Whether you’re a seasoned French speaker or more comfortable with the dialogue of 'Allo 'Allo, we’d like you to become part of our Spectacular Translation Machine. With some of the UK's top literary translators on hand to guide you, including Daniel...

Daniel Hahn: The Power of Translation

Novels in the English Language

Wednesday 16 August 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker International Prize, translator Daniel Hahn was a judge of this year’s contest. In today’s event, Hahn and two of the translators shortlisted for the 2017 prize talk about their roles interpreting novels for...

The Best International Novel of 2017

Winning Translated Fiction

Wednesday 16 August 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Come and meet a master storyteller who has just added another award to his long list of accolades. This year’s prestigious Man Booker International Prize for Fiction has been awarded to Israeli author David Grossman for A Horse Walks Into a Bar,...