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.

Must End Soon with Jonathan Meres

Age 8-12

Saturday 12 August 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Jonathan Meres returns to the Festival for Norm’s last and most outrageous adventure to date, The World of Norm: Must End Soon. The final book of this award-winning series will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. Join Jonathan for an hour of...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Right to a Childhood

Saturday 12 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Freedom from Torture does vital work with survivors of torture who arrive in the UK. More than 50,000 people have been referred for help and thousands have rebuilt their lives. Therapeutic writing is an invaluable part of its work. Today’s readings...