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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.

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Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Thordis Elva & Courtney Sina Meredith with Jackie Kay

21st Century Women

Saturday 19 August 8:45pm - 9:45pm

Today, Jackie Kay brings together guests from three remarkably different continents. Argentinian novelist Gabriela Cabezón Cámara’s Slum Virgin tells the story of Cleopatra, a transvestite who renounces prostitution after the Virgin Mary appears...

MacGillivray & Courtney Sina Meredith

Reshuffling the Pack

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

MacGillivray and Courtney Sina Meredith are contemporary poets who play with the past and toy with tradition to create dynamic, daring new poetry and stories. MacGillivray’s The Nine of Diamonds reinterprets the story of the nine of diamonds, the...

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