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New Event Announced with Palestinian writer Nayrouz Qarmout

New Event Announced with Palestinian writer Nayrouz Qarmout
Sunday 19 August

Today, we announced a new event featuring Palestinian writer Nayrouz Qarmout which will take place on Thursday 23 August. Qarmout, whose UK visa was not granted in time for her to come to Edinburgh for her scheduled event on Wednesday 15 August,…

James Tait Black Prize Winners Announced

James Tait Black Prize Winners Announced
Sunday 19 August

A biography that documents the life of HRH Princess Margaret – the Queen’s sister – and a series of experimental short stories won the UK’s longest-running literary awards last night at the Book Festival…

Freedom is your own ‘feeling of fighting for yourself’, says Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina

Freedom is your own ‘feeling of fighting for yourself’, says Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina
Saturday 18 August

Speaking with former Greek Minister of Finance and Book Festival Guest Selector Yanis Varoufakis, the Pussy Riot member shared her vision of what freedom means and what it's worth from the perspective of someone facing persecution and prosecution in Putin's Russia…

Sky News's Lewis Goodall: ‘We don’t seem to have that many politicians who are even good at doing politics’

Sky News's Lewis Goodall: ‘We don’t seem to have that many politicians who are even good at doing politics’
Saturday 18 August

Goodall was speaking about his new book Left for Dead?, which charts the demise of New Labour and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, at the Book Festival yesterday, alongside Isabel Hardman, assistant editor of The Spectator, who argues – in her new book Why We Get the Wrong Politicians – that our current political system dissuades large parts of society from getting involved…

Medicine is a ‘profession in crisis’, says former junior doctor Adam Kay at the Book Festival

Medicine is a ‘profession in crisis’, says former junior doctor Adam Kay at the Book Festival
Thursday 16 August

When Adam Kay left medicine in 2010, “no one left medicine. I was this glitch in the matrix. Now I can’t look on social media without seeing brilliant doctors leaving. It’s a profession in crisis.”…

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