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. More than 800 authors appear in over 700 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Sarah Howe & William Letford

Roots and Roofs: New British Poetry

Saturday 13 August 10:15am - 11:15am

We're thrilled to open the Festival with two of the most powerful young voices in British poetry. Sarah Howe's debut collection Loop of Jade won this year's T S Eliot Prize for Poetry and was described as ‘original, exquisite, erudite and...

Trevor Royle

Culloden: A Very European Battle

Saturday 13 August 10:30am - 11:30am

Associate Editor of the Sunday Herald and highly respected military historian Trevor Royle has completed a timely reappraisal of the last major battle to be fought on British soil, and one of the most controversial: Culloden. Far more significant than...

Abi Elphinstone: The Shadow Keeper

Age 9-12

Saturday 13 August 10:30am - 11:30am

Abi Elphinstone brings us the second instalment in her brilliant adventure series, The Shadow Keeper. Dark magic is rising fast and Moll and her friends must sneak past smugglers and crack secret codes to reach the Amulet of Truth. Will they be able to...


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