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First Book Award Winner Announced: Argentinian Writer Selva Almada

First Book Award Winner Announced: Argentinian Writer Selva Almada
Monday 4 November

We are delighted to announce that Argentinian writer Selva Almada has won the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s 2019 First Book Award with her debut novel, The Wind That Lays Waste…

Ali Bowden Honoured for Putting Edinburgh’s Literary Culture on the World Stage

Ali Bowden Honoured for Putting Edinburgh’s Literary Culture on the World Stage
Thursday 31 October

Today Director of the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust Ali Bowden was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by Edinburgh Napier University in recognition of her contribution to the promotion of reading, writing and literary heritage…

Christmas with Tom Fletcher: An Exciting Exclusive Winter Event for Families & Children

Christmas with Tom Fletcher: An Exciting Exclusive Winter Event for Families & Children
Thursday 17 October

Tom Fletcher, McFly band member turned bestselling children’s author, is coming to Edinburgh to introduce his latest books, The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch and There’s an Elf in Your Book on Sunday 1 December in an exclusive Scottish event…

Announcing An Exclusive Scottish Event with Sandi Toksvig

Announcing An Exclusive Scottish Event with Sandi Toksvig
Monday 30 September

The broadcasting legend launches her new memoir with the Book Festival in a special event at the Assembly Rooms on George Street in November…

"We need to give young people respect too” activist Gina Martin interviewed by a 17 year old Young Scot member

"We need to give young people respect too” activist Gina Martin interviewed by a 17 year old Young Scot member
Monday 2 September

The Edinburgh International Book Festival teamed up with Young Scot this year to offer one of their members the opportunity to experience being a journalist at the Festival…

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