From intimate gatherings to bustling festivals, we celebrate the finest in fiction at these UK events featuring Booker Prize and International Booker Prize authors

Cheltenham Literature Festival

The Booker Prize 2023 shortlist

Join James Walton, co-host of The Booker Prize Podcast, as he introduces the books and authors shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2023, as well as presenting the world premiere of the Booker’s award-winning shortlist films, featuring leading actors and produced by Sharon Horgan’s company, Mermade.

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2pm

Location: TownHall Baillie Gifford Stage, Cheltenham Literature Festival

Price: From £13

Tickets: Available here

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Southbank Centre

Shortlist readings

An evening of readings with the shortlisted authors and chaired by novelist Sara Collins will take place in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre in London at 7pm on Thursday, November 23. Tickets will be on sale from the Southbank Centre’s website later this year.

Date: Thursday, November 23, 7pm

Location: The Southbank Centre

Price: TBC

Tickets: Available soon from the Southbank Centre website

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Hay Festival Winter Weekend

Shortlisted author event

The shortlisted authors will take part in an event chaired by Booker Prize Foundation chief executive Gaby Wood at the Hay Festival Winter Weekend at 2.30pm on Friday, November 24. More information and tickets will be available via the Hay Festival website later this year.

Date: Friday, November 24, 2.30pm

Location: Hay Festival Winter Weekend

Price: TBC

Tickets: Available soon from the Hay Festival Website

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