The Books Stage will feature some of the world’s best-selling authors, reading extracts from their most celebrated works. This stage is hosted by Lorien Kite and Rebecca Rose.
Hearts and Minds -The Allure of the Medical Memoir: Leading lights in their fields, heart surgeon Stephen Westaby and brain surgeon Henry Marsh talk to writer Erica Wagner about a life the other side of the knife.
Bestselling author of Great House and a History of Love Nicole Krauss talks to Rebecca Abrams about her new book, Forest Dark
Ideas of India: Victor Mallet, former FT Delhi bureau chief and author, and Booker-shortlisted novelist Neel Mukerjee talk about the challenge of writing about modern-day India.
Blood and words - the poetry of war: Allie Esiri with guest actors perform poems from Shakespeare's Henry V on the eve of Agincourt to Wilfred Owen and the world war greats, to Maya Angelou on the modern day battle for civil rights.