City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Books


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 60 countries to debate, discuss, argue and inspire. The book fest includes a major programme of children's book events.

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 Looks For New Stories

Edinburgh Book Festival from above

The 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival launched the “most international programme in its history” today, with authors from over 60 countries coming

Science Festival: Sunfall with Jim Al-Khalili

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Theoretical physicist and broadcaster Prof Jim Al-Khalili is in conversation about his debut novel, Sunfall, with novelist Lin Anderson.

Rare Birds Book Club Live with Mhairi McFarlane

Rachel Wood, Founder of Rare Birds Book Club is set to host her first book launch event in collaboration with Sunday Times bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane.

Creative Writing Workshop with E. S. Thomson

Join historical crime fiction writer E.S. Thomson for a unique creative writing workshop.

The Nose Knows: Syphilitic Noses in British Art

Speaker: Dr Noelle Gallagher, Senior Lecturer in 18th Century British Literature, University of Manchester

Coping with Plague: Public Health and Epidemics

Speaker: Professor John Henderson, Professor of Italian Renaissance History, University of London

The Book of Tehran Launch at Edinburgh Iranian Festival

Join us at the Edinburgh Iranian Festival to celebrate the launch of The Book of Tehran published by Comma Press – a collection of contemporary short stories from ten renowned contemporary Iranian wri

New Edinburgh Festival Celebrates Robert Burns "And Beyond"

Luke Jerram's Moon (photo by Rob Brewer)

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Friday, 7th December) for a new six-day Edinburgh festival celebrating Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns.

Scotland's Storytellers Celebrate St Andrew with a Fisherman’s Feast

Fisherman's Feast_Credit Ludovic Farine

Inspired by St Andrew himself, ‘Fisherman’s Feast’ has received support through Scotland’s Winter Festivals to bring the Galilean fisherman’s story of strength and sociability to life at the Scottish