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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…

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…

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