Boswell Book Festival, 13 May

Hay Festival of Literature, 29-30 May

Edinburgh Book Festival,   24-25 August

Nairn Book Festival,  3 September

Islay Book Festival,  9 September

OSCE Mission in Kosovo (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) 9th Dialogue Academy for Young Women, Ohrid, October

Iasi Festival, Romania, October


Pula Book Festival, Pula Istria, 29 November

Dialoghi di trani, Puglia, 25 September

Laurence Durrell Library Conference, Corfu, 3-8 July (cancelled)

Etonnants Voyageurs Festival, St Malo 4-6 June

Bibliotopia, Montricher 13-15 May


Librairie Arthaud, Grenoble, 24 November

Librairie des Cordeliers, Romans, 25 November

Festival de littératures européennes, Cognac, France 21 November

Un weekend à l’est, Paris, 24-28 November

ELIT Literaturhaus Europa, Austria, 19 November

Winter Words Pitlochry Festival, Scotland, 14 Feburary

Paisley Festival, Scotland, 26 February

Aye Write, Glasgow, 20 May (online)

Etonnants Voyageurs, St Malo, 21-23 May

Bibliotopia/ Jan Michalski Foundation, Montricher, Switzerland 4-6 June

Boswell Festival, Scotland 11 June (online)

Literaturhaus Salzburg, 10 June (online)

Kreisky Forum, Vienna, 15 June (online)

Apolonia Festival, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 1-6 September

Mantova Festival, Italy, 12 September (online)

Libri Mondi, Corsica, 26 September


Portobello Bookshop, Edinburgh, 20 February

Hay Festival in Abu Dhabi, 24-28 February

Effractions, Paris, 28-29 February

Words by the Water Festival, Lake District, England, 12 March

5×15 Europa28 Launch, 20 March London (cancelled)

Aye Write, Glasgow, 21 March (cancelled)

Incroci di Civilta Festival, Venice, 2-4 April (cancelled)

Cuirt Festival, Gallway, Ireland, 23-24 April (digital)

University of Cambridge, Harvard, Visiting Writer, April (cancelled)

Boswell Festival, Dumfries House, Scotland, 8 May (ditigal)

‘Borders and Borderlines’, Lawrence Durrell Library Corfu, 20-24 May (cancelled)

Hay Festival Digital,  4pm, 26 May

Etonnants Voyageurs, St Malo, France, 31 May (cancelled)

Hay Festival in Rjeka, Croatia, 3-5 June (moved to October)

The Edinburgh International Book Festival, 9 August (digital)

Festivalleteratura, Italy, 12-13 September (digital)

Cheltenham Festival, England, October (digital)

Central European Prize for Literature Angelus, Wroclaw, 17 October

Shetland Book Festival, 5-7 November (cancelled)

Lettres du monde, Bordeaux, 13-21 November

Virtual Crossways: the Irish Scottish Literary Festival, 20-22 November (digital)

Un Weekend à l’Est, Paris, 25 November

Sofia International Literary Fest, 11 December 20:00 (digital)

2019 and older

Bookcity Festival Milano, in conversation with Sergio Bestente, 17 November

Torino, Circolo dei lettori, in conversation with Dario Voltolini, 15 November

Crossing the Line: Writers on Brexit. English PEN event, London 31 October

Jihlava Film Festival and Inspiration Forum, 24-29 October, Czech Republic

Oklahoma Literature Festival, 14-17 October

Nairn Festival, Scotland, 12 September

The Big Book Festival, Warsaw, 23 June

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Sozopol Seminars, Bulgaria, 12-17 June

Hay Festival, 24-27 May

Moniack Mhor with Malachy Tallach: a Sense of Place, 13-18 May

Literaturhaus Salzburg, 7 May

Traduki at Leipzig Book Fair, 21-22 March

Lichfield Festival, 8 March

Jaipur Literature Festival, January 2019

The Edinburgh Book Festival and Jalada Africa ‘Freedom Conversation’, Nairobi, 30 November 2018

Full Circle: Borders and the Future of Migration, Brussels, November 2018

Kreisky Forum, Vienna, 4 September 2018

Edinburgh Book Festival, 17 August 2018

FutureFest London, 6 July 2018

The Sydney Writers Festival, May 2018

The Auckland Readers and Writers Festival, May 2018

Festival of Ideas, Dundee, March 2018

Jewish Book Week, March 2018

Verden i Bergen Festival, Norway, February 2018

Words by the Water, Lake District, March 2017

The Global Soul: Imagining the Cosmopolitan, Georgetown USA, March 2017

Dulwich Festival, London, June 2017

York Festival of Ideas, June 2017

Glencree Peace Centre Conference, Ireland, June 2017

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Scottish Highlands, August 2017

Edinburgh Book Festival, August 2017

The Becket Festival, Northern Ireland, September 2017

Wigtown Festival, October 2017

Durham Festival, October 2017