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Iranian Illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi's Visa Refusal Overturned

Iranian Illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi's Visa Refusal Overturned
Thu 27 July 2017

We are absolutely thrilled to share news of a happy ending to the story of Iranian illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi’s visa. Abdollahi, illustrator of When I Coloured in the World and A Bottle of Happiness…

New Book Festival 'How To Read A Novel' Online Course Begins With Over 10,000 Readers Taking Part

New Book Festival 'How To Read A Novel' Online Course Begins With Over 10,000 Readers Taking Part
Mon 24 July 2017

Today, our ‘How To Read A Novel’ online course, created in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh begins, with over 10,000 people signed up to take part so far…

 BBC World Service World Book Club Celebrates 15th Birthday with Sebastian Barry at Book Festival

BBC World Service World Book Club Celebrates 15th Birthday with Sebastian Barry at Book Festival
Tue 11 July 2017

Barry will be in conversation with presenter Harriett Gilbert answering questions sent in from listeners from around the world and from audience members…

Man Booker International Prize Winner David Grossman Joins Book Festival Line-up

Man Booker International Prize Winner David Grossman Joins Book Festival Line-up
Fri 07 July 2017

We're delighted to announce that David Grossman, the winner of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize will be appearing in Charlotte Square Gardens…

Playful Words, Music and More with Unbound

Playful Words, Music and More with Unbound
Tue 04 July 2017

This year’s Unbound events will have audiences viewing the Book Festival’s key themes through the looking glass, bringing together a host of talented literary voices…

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