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Scottish Launch for Rebecca Solnit’s Powerful Memoir

Scottish Launch for Rebecca Solnit’s Powerful Memoir
Thursday 6 February

We are thrilled to announced a very special event this March with the American author, essayist and political activist Rebecca Solnit. Solnit, who is making her only appearance in Scotland, will be in conversation with Scottish poet, novelist and playwright Jenni Fagan. On Monday 30 March at 7.30pm Solnit discusses Recollections of My Non-Existence, a powerful and galvanising exploration of her own journey of self-discovery and societal understanding. After studying in Paris aged 17 and moving to San …

Roland Gulliver appointed Director of Toronto International Festival of Authors

Roland Gulliver appointed Director of Toronto International Festival of Authors
Monday 3 February

Roland Gulliver has been appointed as the new Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA). Following a successful 13-year tenure at the Book Festival, Gulliver will leave his role as Associate Director on 19 February. “I am immensely excited and honoured to be coming to Toronto and to lead the Toronto International Festival of Authors, a festival I have known and admired for many years, into its next ambitious phase,” said Gulliver. “I had the pleasure of participating in the 30th…

Book Festival Announces New Schools Writer in Residence For Citizen: Leyla Josephine

Book Festival Announces New Schools Writer in Residence For Citizen: Leyla Josephine
Monday 9 December

Leyla Josephine has been appointed as the new Schools Writer in Residence for Citizen, the next phase of the year-round programme taking the Book Festival On The Road…

Book Festival's Associate Director to Step Down

Book Festival's Associate Director to Step Down
Friday 6 December

Following a highly successful 13-year tenure at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Roland Gulliver is to leave his role as Associate Director in spring 2020 to take up an exciting new role which will be announced shortly…

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…

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