Edinburgh Book Festival
The Edinburgh International Book Festival was first “published” in 1983 as a Biennial event and due to its worldwide reputation and popularity, it became an
The temporary, tented village at Charlotte Square's Georgian garden, in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, is the venue for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Launched in 1983, the "biggest festival of the written word in the world" brings 900 or so writers, poets, thinkers, politicians, photographers and artists from 55 countries to debate, discuss, argue and inspire. The book fest includes a major programme of children's book events.
Alex Salmond has been appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival since 2006.
Alistair Moffat stood alone on the stage to introduce Gordon Brown who received a tremendous welcome from a packed audience to hear his thoughts on 'A Conversation About Scotland'.
Edinburgh Book Festival: Paula McLain & Priya Parmar, From True Stories to Unforgettable Novels, Review
Delving into the intimate lives of real women has taken Paula McLain and Priya Parmar on extensive travel trips to investigate hidden secrets and separate gossip from fact.
Edinburgh Book Festival: Helen Lederer, Funny Novel from a Funny Woman & Celia Imrie, Debut Novel by a Beloved Actress, Review
Given the popularity of these two British actresses, it was understandable that Helen Lederer and Celia Imrie starred in their own one-woman shows at the Book Festival, rather than a double bill.
This entertaining discussion about F. Scott Fitzgerald was like eavesdropping on an animated, cultural conversation during a literary soiree at Gertude Stein’s Parisian apartment.
Mark Urban, the Diplomatic Editor of BBC 2 Newsnight was welcomed back to Edinburgh by Al Senter who was chairing the session.
Whether Steve Bell can be described as ‘Britain’s best loved cartoonist’ is possibly a matter for debate.
Andrej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal offer a unique perspective on Poland under communist rule in their graphic novel of their time in the country, Behind the Curtain.