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New events for 2019 announced

New events for 2019 announced
Wednesday 17 July

Politician Rory Stewart, acclaimed comedian James Acaster, a celebration of Judith Kerr and a BBC Book Club Special…

Director awarded the Ordre National du Mérite

Director awarded the Ordre National du Mérite
Wednesday 17 July

Nick Barley, the Book Festival’s director was awarded the Ordre National du Mérite yesterday evening by French Ambassador Jean-Pierre Jouyet…

New Programme Directors Announced

New Programme Directors Announced
Monday 15 July

We are thrilled to announce two new appointments in the Programming Team: Rachel Mellor and Noëlle Cobden…

Access at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019

Access at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019
Friday 12 July

At Edinburgh International Book Festival we are always working to make the Festival more accessible for everyone. The support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery and House of Hearing has helped us confirm a range of plans to make it easier for people with a variety of access needs to enjoy visiting the Festival this summer…

Unbound with Edinburgh Gin Programme Revealed

Unbound with Edinburgh Gin Programme Revealed
Tuesday 9 July

Our free late-evening, live-literature strand Unbound is back to celebrate it’s tenth birthday this year, in an exciting new partnership with Edinburgh Gin. Over 16 nights from Sunday 11 to Monday 26 August our atmospheric Spiegeltent in Charlotte Square Gardens becomes a playground for poets, artists, authors, musicians, comedians and more on hand to entertain you with their talents late into the summer nights…

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