The Book Now Literature Festival is celebrating its seventeenth anniversary this year from 1 to 25 November with events nearly every day..

Joining us are biographers, novelists and leading figures from film, theatre and politics. Together with celebrated writers of science and philosophy, an adventurer and a poet, there is something to appeal to all.

There is a focus on extraordinary lives: whether it’s the writers’ own lives or their subjects’, the true-life stories that are revealed are remarkable and inspirational; and two anniversaries will be celebrated: the 30th birthday of Virago Books and the 400th anniversary of Milton’s birth.

Most of the events are listed on this site, but check the official site for any late changes and tickets.