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2011 Book Festival closes with world premiere performance

2011 Book Festival closes with world premiere performance
Tue 30 August 2011

Ambitious star-studded reading of Alasdair Gray's Fleck brings the 2011 Book Festival to a triumphant close…

Book Festival authors reflect on the consequences of 9/11

Book Festival authors reflect on the consequences of 9/11
Sun 28 August 2011

Leading authors reflect on the consequences and implications of 9/11 ten years on…

Jackie Kay wins Scottish Book of the Year

Jackie Kay wins Scottish Book of the Year
Fri 26 August 2011

Jackie Kay's moving memoir Red Dust Road is revealed as the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year…

Book Festival author predicts further riots

Book Festival author predicts further riots
Mon 22 August 2011

Author Owen Jones cites a number of reasons for the recent social unrest and warns of more to come…

Scottish independence divides Book Festival audience

Scottish independence divides Book Festival audience
Sun 21 August 2011

Book Festival debate sees audience split fifty fifty over issue of Scottish independence…

Great online Guardian coverage of the Book Festival

Great online Guardian coverage of the Book Festival
Sat 20 August 2011

View videos, interviews, podcasts, previews and reviews of Edinburgh International Book Festival authors on the Guardian's website…

View author photos by Murdo MacLeod

View author photos by Murdo MacLeod
Sat 20 August 2011

A photo-gallery of Book Festival authors by photographer Murdo MacLeod…

New writer wins oldest book prize at Edinburgh International Book Festival

New writer wins oldest book prize at Edinburgh International Book Festival
Fri 19 August 2011

The winners of the James Tait Black Prizes were announced at the Book Festival…

Edinburgh readers set UK record for longest reading chain

Edinburgh readers set UK record for longest reading chain
Fri 19 August 2011

Edinburgh International Book Festival and Sighthill Library set UK record for longest reading chain…

Jane McKie wins the Prestigious Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition

Jane McKie wins the Prestigious Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition
Thu 18 August 2011

Winner of prestigious poetry prize announced at special Book Festival event…

Call for official riot enquiry at Book Festival event

Call for official riot enquiry at Book Festival event
Wed 17 August 2011

Senior Rabbi calls for official enquiry into recent UK riots during Book Festival event…

Sarah Brown delights audience with surprise special guest

Sarah Brown delights audience with surprise special guest
Mon 15 August 2011

Sarah Brown delights packed Book Festival audience by inviting husband Gordon Brown to join her on stage…

Book Festival launches innovative web app on sell-out opening weekend

Book Festival launches innovative web app on sell-out opening weekend
Sun 14 August 2011

The Book Festival has launched an innovative new web app giving audiences greater online access to author and event information…

Word Alliance goes from strength to strength

Word Alliance goes from strength to strength
Thu 04 August 2011

The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature has joined the ground-breaking Word Alliance of literary festivals…

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