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Edinburgh International Book Festival wraps up 17 days of dialogue, discussion and debate

Edinburgh International Book Festival wraps up 17 days of dialogue, discussion and debate
Mon 25 August 2014

Sold out appearances from the Nobel Prize winning Joseph Stiglitz, Rory MacLean, John Lanchester, Stefan Kornelius, Sarah Waters and Pakistani schoolgirl-activist Malala Yousafzai rounded off the Book Festival today…

Malala Yousafzai Speaks at the Book Festival, introduced By J.K. Rowling

Malala Yousafzai Speaks at the Book Festival, introduced By J.K. Rowling
Mon 25 August 2014

Malala Yousafzai spoke at the Book Festival to launch Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Changed The World. The event was introduced by J.K. Rowling and chaired by Nelufar Hedayet…

Acclaimed authors join oldest book prize’s hall of fame

Acclaimed authors join oldest book prize’s hall of fame
Sat 23 August 2014

Acclaimed author Jim Crace and renowned biographer Hermione Lee have joined the distinguished list of writers who have won the James Tait Black Prizes…

Letters Home wins Fringe First Award

Letters Home wins Fringe First Award
Fri 22 August 2014

The Book Festival’s exciting new collaboration with multi award-winning Scottish theatre company Grid Iron has won a coveted Fringe First Award from The Scotsman…

‘To disarm America would be to dismantle the constitution of the United States’ says Bonnie Greer at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

‘To disarm America would be to dismantle the constitution of the United States’ says Bonnie Greer at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Tue 19 August 2014

Author, playwright and critic, Bonnie Greer spoke to an enthralled audience at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this afternoon about her upbringing in Chicago, her political activism and the current turbulent situation in Missouri…

What is the point of books? asks Michael Rosen

What is the point of books? asks Michael Rosen
Tue 19 August 2014

Michael Rosen is set to launch a national debate for writers, readers and book professionals at the Edinburgh International Book Festival next week…

Winner of the Inaugural Edwin Morgan Poetry Award Announced

Winner of the Inaugural Edwin Morgan Poetry Award Announced
Sat 16 August 2014

Niall Campbell has won the 2014 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award for his first collection Moontide. The announcement was made during a special event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this evening…

Spoken Word takes Centre Stage at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Spoken Word takes Centre Stage at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sat 16 August 2014

The Babble On strand of events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival kicked off with a bang today as some of the UK’s finest spoken word performers joined together to showcase the genre as a form of protest…

George R R Martin wows Book Festival audience in Edinburgh and beyond

George R R Martin wows Book Festival audience in Edinburgh and beyond
Tue 12 August 2014

Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin delighted a full house at the Book Festival last night, discussing his A Song of Ice and Fire series with writer and literary critic Stuart Kelly…

George R R Martin at Edinburgh International Book Festival to be live-streamed on BBC Arts Online

George R R Martin at Edinburgh International Book Festival to be live-streamed on BBC Arts Online
Fri 01 August 2014

Fans of George R R Martin will be able to watch his appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival from wherever they are…

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