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The Booker Prizes have a number of events taking place across the country.

From literature festivals including Hay, Edinburgh and Cheltenham to intimate events at local bookshops.


Edinburgh International Book Festival

The world's largest public celebration of the written word in the world, and runs from 10-26 August. It is situated in the centre of Edinburgh, in Charlotte Square Gardens. More information on all the Booker Prizes events can be found on the festival's website.

2019 Man Booker International Prize winner Jokha Alharthi at Garden Theatre

15 August, 17:45-18:45

Join Jokha Alharthi at the festival for an event discussing her Man Booker International winning novel, Celestial Bodies. 

Get tickets through the festival here.

2019 Man Booker International Prize shortlisted Jen Calleja and Sophie Hughes at Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

15 Aug, 12:15-13:15​

Join two of the 2019 Man Booker Prize shortlisted translators as they discuss their work and what makes a successful translator. They will be joined by Man Booker International judge, Maureen Freely. 

Get tickets through the festival here.

Don't miss out on this year's Booker Prize longlist at the festival...

11 Aug, 20:30-21:30 –  Kevin Barry, Expatriate Games

14 Aug, 10:15-11:15 – Chigozie Obioma & Namwali Serpell, Novel Views of Africa

14 Aug, 12:00-13:00 – Bernardine Evaristo & Linda Grant, Story of our Times

14 Aug, 14:00-16:30 – Masterclass: Believable Fiction with Chigozie Obioma, Developing Your Characters

18 Aug, 20:15-21:15  Jeanette Winterston, Modern Monsters and Mad Genius

20 Aug, 17:45-18:45 – Benjamin Myers & Max Porter, Over Sea, Under Stone

22 Aug, 20:30-21:30  Allan Little’s Big Interview With Elif Shafak, How to Remain Sane in the Age of Populism

26 Aug, 15:30-16:30  Deborah Levy, Spectres of History

26 Aug, 18:45-19:45 – Salmon Rushdie, A Quixotic Search for Love


The 2019 Booker Prize readings at the Southbank Centre

13 October, 19:30-21:00

Join the 2019 Booker Prize shortlist in an evening of readings and conversation.

On the eve of the announcement of the 2019 winner, the Southbank Centre will host this year’s shortlisted authors for an evening of readings and conversation around their novels.

The event takes place at the Southbank Centre, London. The event's host is yet to be announced. 

Get tickets through the venue here.


The Booker Prize 2019 Winner in conversation at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London

17 October, 19:00-20:00

Join the Booker Prize 2019 winner three days after the announcement, as they read from their acclaimed novel and open up on the experience of winning the prize.

Following the event, there will be a Q&A with the audience, and a book signing.

The event will take place at Foyles flagship store on Charing Cross Road in London, and is presented in partnership with New Statesman, chaired by Deputy Editor Tom Gatti.

Get tickets through the venue here.