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Non Fiction

The following events are related to the 'Non Fiction' genre:

  • Friday

  • Lindsey Hilsum

    Time: 15:00

    Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 International News Editor, unravels the overthrow of Gaddafi and the triumph of the people of Libya.

  • Antony Beevor

    Time: 16:30

    World-renowned military historian Antony Beevor present a mastely account of WWII.

  • Tony Juniper

    Time: 16:30

    Environmental guru Tony Juniper brings his latest book to Wordfest and asks, "What has nature ever done for us?"

  • Thinking Aloud 1: Cancer

    Time: 18:00

    Your chance to talk directly to Cambridge's top experts on medical research, and to get a unique insight into the battle being waged against cancer in the specialist labs of Cambridge University.

  • A.C. Grayling

    Time: 19:30

    Philosopher AC Grayling examines the arguments for and against religion in his thought-provoking new book.

  • Saturday

  • Victoria Glendinning

    Time: 10:00

    Charismatic and driven, Thomas Stamford Raffles changed history by establishing a settlement in Singapore. Join celebrated biographer Victoria Glendinning to hear his story.

  • Olivia Laing

    Time: 10:00

    Olivia Laing's latest book The Trip to Echo Spring explores why writers drink through the lives six extraordinary writers including Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Carver.

  • James Buchan

    Time: 11:30

    James Buchan is here to discuss Days of God, his powerful portayal of the 1979 revolution in Iran.

  • Robert Macfarlane

    Time: 13:00

    Robert Macfarlane discusses his amazing new book The Old Ways, a spell-binding examination of place, natural history and literature.

  • Lara Feigel

    Time: 13:00

    The Love-charm of Bombs considers the effect of the blitz on the imaginations and works of five prominent novelists.

  • Francis Spufford

    Time: 14:30

    Francis Spufford provides a dignified and humorous defence of Christian faith.

  • Alex Danchev

    Time: 16:00

    Alex Danchev provides a landmark account of the life of one of the world's most unconventional and influential painters.

  • Thinking Aloud 2: Obesity

    Time: 17:30

    Three scientists discuss the issue of obesity from a societal, a biological and a dietetic point of view.

  • Tracey Thorn

    Time: 17:30

    Tracey Thorn, one half of Everything But the Girl, talks about her new memoir and life as a pop star.

  • Sunday

  • Simon Rogers

    Time: 10:00

    Guardian news editor Simon Rogers shares his eye-catching graphics from the Guardian multi-award winning datablog Facts are Sacred.

  • Publishing Industry Panel up Close

    Time: 10:00

    Two of our finestindependent publishers, Jenny Parrott and Leo Hollis, will share their insight experience and struggles.

  • Guardian Science Book Club with Tim Radford

    Time: 11:30

    The Guardian Science Book Club relocates to Cambridge for a special one-off event. Tim Radford is joined by star palaeontologist Richard Fortey for a celebration of Richard's sensational book The Earth.

  • John Mullan & Paula Byrne

    Time: 13:00

    A conversation between John Mullan and Paula Byrne, two Jane Austen aficianados, to celebrate the fact that this year it is 200 years since the publication of Pride and Prejudice.

  • Seumas Milne

    Time: 13:00

    Associate Editor and columnist of The Guardian, Seumas Milne talks about his latest book Revenge of History which is his powerful corrective to the discredited dominant account of the first decade of the 21st century.

  • Stephen Grosz

    Time: 14:30

    Stephen Grosz talks about his stunning writing debut The Examined Life which distills 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight.

  • Douglas Alexander MP

    Time: 16:00

    Douglas Alexander MP gives his view on the politics of the day at the halfway point in the coalition government's term in office.

  • Rowan Moore

    Time: 17:30

    Observer architect critic, Rowan Moore, considers why we build and whether architecture matters.

  • Andrew Wilson

    Time: 19:00

    .An intimate portrait of Sylvia Plath, a brilliant and tragic literary enigma.

  • Frances Harrison

    Time: 19:00

    Frances Harrison gives her shattering and sobering report from the Sri Lankan Civil War.

  • Simon Hoggart

    Time: 20:30

    Join Simon Hoggart, the sharpest, wisest and wittiest of all parliamentary sketch-writers talking about his latest book House of Fun.

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