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2012 turns out to be an exceptional year for the Edinburgh International Book Festival

2012 turns out to be an exceptional year for the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Mon 27 August 2012

Record number of visitors pass through the gates of Charlotte Square Gardens…

Lydia Cacho shares the devastating details of a twenty first century slave trade

Lydia Cacho shares the devastating details of a twenty first century slave trade
Sun 26 August 2012

Author of Slavery Inc. shines a light on the brutal reality of human trafficking…

Winners of Britain’s oldest literary prizes announced

Winners of Britain’s oldest literary prizes announced
Sat 25 August 2012

Padgett Powell and Fiona MacCarthy announced as winners of the prestigious James Tait Black prizes…

“Great book ruined by Booker” jests Howard Jacobson

“Great book ruined by Booker” jests Howard Jacobson
Sat 25 August 2012

Howard Jacobson, the man described by the Guardian as “one of the great sentence builders of all time”…

Scientist spies with family ties: Paul Broda speaks to Tam Dalyell

Scientist spies with family ties: Paul Broda speaks to Tam Dalyell
Fri 24 August 2012

Paul Broda is a man with a particularly fascinating family history. Speaking to Tam Dalyell…

Writing a novel is a bit like getting married says Ian McEwan

Writing a novel is a bit like getting married says Ian McEwan
Fri 24 August 2012

Man Booker Prize-winning novelist, Ian McEwan, likened writing a novel to getting married when he spoke last night…

2012 Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference closes

2012 Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference closes
Wed 22 August 2012

At the the final day of the 2012 Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference…

The novel has staying power: The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference day 5

The novel has staying power: The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference day 5
Tue 21 August 2012

China Miéville leads a passionate debate about the future of the novel…

Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference authors in impassioned debate on censorship

Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference authors in impassioned debate on censorship
Mon 20 August 2012

The fourth day at the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference saw an impassioned debate on censorship in the internet age…

Irvine Welsh criticises globalisation at Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference

Irvine Welsh criticises globalisation at Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference
Sun 19 August 2012

On the third day of the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference Ian Rankin and Irvine Welsh led a discussion about the impact of national identity…

Jen Hadfield announced as winner of the Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition

Jen Hadfield announced as winner of the Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition
Sun 19 August 2012

Jen Hadfield scoops top poetry prize with atmospheric poem The Kids…

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo receives Book Festival standing ovation

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo receives Book Festival standing ovation
Sat 18 August 2012

Best-selling author thrills sell-out audience with tales from his childhood…

Janice Galloway’s All Made Up is Scottish Book of the Year

Janice Galloway’s All Made Up is Scottish Book of the Year
Sat 18 August 2012

Second installment of Galloway's memoir scoops top prize for Scottish writing…

Animated discussion about the politics of literature launches Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference

Animated discussion about the politics of literature launches Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference
Fri 17 August 2012

Opening Edinburgh World Writers' Conference debate questions the politics of literature…

The mystery paper sculptor strikes again

The mystery paper sculptor strikes again
Thu 16 August 2012

Several more beautiful paper sculptures are found in Charlotte Square Gardens…

All Scots were briefly English says Alistair Moffat at the Book Festival

All Scots were briefly English says Alistair Moffat at the Book Festival
Tue 14 August 2012

Genetic expert Alistair Moffat told Book Festival audience how all Scots were briefly English and that porridge was responsible for a population boom…

Gordon Brown shares thoughts on the Union at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Gordon Brown shares thoughts on the Union at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Tue 14 August 2012

Gordon Brown gives first thoughts on Scottish Independence at Book Festival…

Megrahi cover up questioned at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Megrahi cover up questioned at Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sat 11 August 2012

Lockerbie trial observer suggests international government cover up over bomber conviction…

The Edinburgh International Book Festival gets social

The Edinburgh International Book Festival gets social
Tue 07 August 2012

Bringing you the latest from the heart of Charlotte Square Gardens via Facebook, tweets and blog posts…

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