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Simon Singh and libel reform

Simon Singh and libel reform
Fri 26 February 2010

Science writer and broadcaster Simon Singh, who was last at the Book Festival in 2008, is currently being sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association. They objected to an article he wrote for the Guardian two years ago in which he raised concerns…

Prize-winners round up

Prize-winners round up
Wed 24 February 2010

Here’s a wee round up of prizes won by some of our 2009 Book Festival authors since the festival took place last August. Haven’t they done well?…

Poets for Haiti fundraising event

Poets for Haiti fundraising event
Mon 15 February 2010

The Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is to lead a once-in-a lifetime line-up of award winning Scottish and UK poets in Edinburgh to raise funds for the Haiti earthquake disaster appeal…

Book Festival 2009 Annual Review available

Book Festival 2009 Annual Review available
Wed 10 February 2010

It's a great overall introduction to the Book Festival if you don't know much about us!…

City of Literature's Carry a Poem

City of Literature's Carry a Poem
Fri 05 February 2010

 Rory Bremner carries his in his head. Lorraine Kelly pins hers to her jacket. How do you carry yours? In your wallet? In your pocket? On your iPod? On Monday 1 February, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature launched their fourth citywide reading campaign: Carry a Poem. …

Book Festival authors short-listed for Scottish writing awards

Book Festival authors short-listed for Scottish writing awards
Tue 02 February 2010

We’re pleased to announce that eight of the sixteen Scottish authors short-listed for the Scottish Arts Council’s Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust 2010 Book Awards took part in the Book Festival last year. Among them are world-class poets Don Paterson and John Burnside, talented fiction writers A L Kennedy and Alan Bissett and biographer of the Scottish Bard, Robert Crawford…

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