City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Book Festival


Edinburgh Book Festival Launches Packed 2016 Programme

Edinburgh International Book Festival programme 2016

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

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Book Festival in Charlotte Square

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.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Paul Mason and Alex Salmond: Has Capitalism had its day?

Alex Salmond has been appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival since 2006.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Gordon Brown, "A Conversation About Scotland"

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

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar (Bloomsbury)

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

'Losing It' by Helen Lederer, A funny Novel from a Funny Woman (Pan Macmillan)

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.

Liza Klaussmann & Stewart O'Nan:Visions of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edinburgh Book Festival, Review

Liza Klaussmann - author of Villa America

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.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Re-drawing the Military World Map

Mark Urban, the Diplomatic Editor of BBC 2 Newsnight was welcomed back to Edinburgh by Al Senter who was chairing the session.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Steve Bell: The Cartoonist's Election campaign

Whether Steve Bell can be described as ‘Britain’s best loved cartoonist’ is possibly a matter for debate.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Andrej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal: When Poland Made its Mark

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.