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You can find lively podcasts on iTunes with author chats and interesting snippets or watch the latest videos on our edbookfest YouTube channel - many videos and podcasts from 2016 Book Festival events and interviews are available now.

Charles Fernyhough (2016 Event)
Charles Fernyhough (2016 Event)

Two years ago, authors at the Book Festival took part in a major study into the multiple inner voices that make up human consciousness. Now the leader of that project, psychologist…

David Millar (2016 Event)
David Millar (2016 Event)

Those lucky enough to witness David Millar’s spellbinding Book Festival event in 2011 will recall the athlete’s forthright admissions about calorie counting, secret doping and …

Ben Rawlence (2016 Event)
Ben Rawlence (2016 Event)

Dadaab Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya has existed for 25 years. Originally created for 90,000 Somalian refugees it now contains over 350,000 people, including 10,000 third-generati…

Nina Stibbe (2016 Event)
Nina Stibbe (2016 Event)

Already a wildly popular author thanks to her memoir Love, Nina and bestselling debut novel, Man at the Helm, Nina Stibbe returns with Paradise Lodge. Set in a 1970s ramshackle old…

Kenny MacAskill (2016 Event)
Kenny MacAskill (2016 Event)

In 2009, then Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill controversially granted the release on compassionate grounds of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only man ever convicted for the Lockerbie…

Edna O'Brien (2016 Event)
Edna O'Brien (2016 Event)

Philip Roth called it Edna O’Brien’s masterpiece; for John Banville it’s savage, tender and true; Claire Messud described it as arduous and beautiful. The Little Red Chairs i…

Kevin Barry (2016 Event)
Kevin Barry (2016 Event)

Kevin Barry’s Beatlebone won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for ‘fiction at its most novel’. The phrase seems apt: even though this is a story built from familiar elements –…

Alaa Al Aswany (2016 Event)
Alaa Al Aswany (2016 Event)

In 2002, The Yacoubian Building was an international bestseller, establishing Alaa Al Aswany as one of the Arab world’s most influential voices. Since then, Egypt has changed rad…

Packie Bonner (2016 Event)
Packie Bonner (2016 Event)

The idea that footballers stay with one club throughout their career is almost laughable in these cash and ego-driven times. But Patrick ‘Packie’ Bonner was one such man, keepi…

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