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.

There Were Two Brothers

A Solo Show Gets Personal

Sunday 13 August 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Inspired by an obscure 80s novel, actor and writer Mark Kydd has woven together fact and fiction to create There Were Two Brothers, an intimate, funny and heartfelt show about his experience of growing up gay in Scotland. Join Kydd for an unexpected...

Martin Holmén & Michael J Malone

Crime Across a Cold-blooded Continent

Sunday 13 August 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Our thirst for compelling European crime fiction seems unlikely to ever be quenched, so thank goodness for the likes of Martin Holmén and Michael J Malone. The former’s Down for the Count is a no-holds barred Swedish thriller about a former boxer...

Outriders: The Reunion

Chronicles of the New World

Sunday 13 August 8:45pm - 10:15pm

From the Arctic Circle to Buenos Aires, our Outriders accumulated an incredible 67,500 miles on planes, trains and automobiles interrogating the socio-political landscape of the Americas. Harry Giles and Katherena Vermette journeyed through Canada to...

Unbound

The Art of Neuroscience

Sunday 13 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

A unique creative collision of words, music and aroma, bringing together stories and curiosities from the world of neuroscience. As the Department of Clinical Neuroscience prepares to relocate to Little France after more than 50 years at the Western...

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