The Festival’s Book Club event has always proved immensely popular, providing as it does the rare opportunity to discuss the chosen book with the author him/herself. Although created with book clubs in mind, this event is open to all. We do however recommend that you read the featured book in advance so that you can gain the very most from the discussion.
If you belong to a book club, please make sure we have the details so that we can contact you.
Sunday 21 October
How to Stop Time
This year Matt Haig will be discussing How to Stop Time which is currently being adapted for the screen, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
The narrator of this engaging novel was born over 400 years ago which places him at a distance from the rest of humanity, doomed to see everyone he loves age and die. But despite being set across the centuries, the novel has a pacy, modern feel and Haig’s versatile talent ensures that the reader remains convinced by the concept; Haig understands what it is to be an outsider and the story succeeds in tugging at our heartstrings.
Internationally acclaimed for screenplays, fiction, non-fiction and journalism, Haig’s work has been translated into 30 languages. At our 2018 Festival he will also be signing his latest, highly personal Notes on a Nervous Planet – how to feel happy, human and whole in the 21st Century.
Tickets £10, students £6