The director and staff at the EIBF should be congratulated on the creative pairing of these two writers whose work shares similar themes for an inspiring discussion. The new novels by Hannah Beckerman and Bev Thomas are both intensely emotional family dramas about strained relationships between parents and their children.
Edinburgh Book Festival
This sell out event in the New York Times Theatre, Kate Atkinson was in conversation with Lee Randall.
In 1995 Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread Book of the Year prize for her debut novel, “Behind the Scenes at the Museum,” followed by a clutch of eminent awards for her fiction and not least an MBE for services to literature. “Case Histories” was the first crime novel featuring Jackson Brodie, private investigator and macho action hero but an emotional softie under the skin.
Discover our latest temporary exhibition, featuring everything from straitjackets and ECT machines to patient art, all housed in our historic Queen Street building.
The 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival launched the “most international programme in its history” today, with authors from over 60 countries coming
This event brought together two global best-selling writers specialising in suspense, intrigue and murder.
As part of the series Muriel Spark 100, Val McDermid introduced Ali Smith as Scotland’s greatest living writer who would be discussing the work of our greatest deceased writer.
These are the UK’s oldest Literary Awards, founded in 1919 by Janet Coats, the widow of the publisher, James Tait Black to commemorate his love of good books.
The late John Bellany (1942 – 2013) is regarded as a major Scottish – indeed European - Figurative Expressionist painter, an artistic giant alongside Francis Bacon and Alan Davie.
Murder is murder whether in Oslo or Glasgow.
These two talks by European writers at the Edinburgh Book Festival had themes of storytelling in common, with an emphasis on loss – of country, language, memory and the kind of losses and suffering in