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Watch the latest videos on our edbookfest YouTube channel - videos of many 2016 Book Festival events and interviews are available now.

You can also find lively podcasts on iTunes with author chats and interesting snippets.

Alan Cumming (2016 Event)
Alan Cumming (2016 Event)

Dividing his time between New York and Hollywood, one of our best-kent Scottish actors has found himself at the centre of an impressive collection of scenes, scrapes and scraps in …

Marina Warner (2016 Event)
Marina Warner (2016 Event)

Marina Warner's defining, shapeshifting presence in British literature finds new form in a book of short stories, Fly Away Home. Currently Professor of English at Birkbeck College,…

Jackie Kay with Nicola Sturgeon (2016 Event)
Jackie Kay with Nicola Sturgeon (2016 Event)

Scotland's Makar, Jackie Kay, has a proud history of writing poetry about believable characters; ordinary people like herself. Her poems are genuine, open and often deeply personal…

Tim Burgess with Ian Rankin (2016 Event)
Tim Burgess with Ian Rankin (2016 Event)

In his memoir Telling Stories, Tim Burgess lifted the lid on life with The Charlatans and their experiences at the heart of the 1990s 'Madchester' scene. In this event, filmed live…

Irvine Welsh (2016 Event)
Irvine Welsh (2016 Event)

With The Blade Artist, Irvine Welsh returns to the vicious Trainspotting character who's emerged as the best reflection of our angry times. Robert Carlyle, who memorably played Beg…

Highlights of the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival
Highlights of the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival

In August 2016, the Edinburgh International Book Festival welcomed over 800 writers, illustrators, poets, politicians and philosophers from 55 countries to Charlotte Square Gardens…

Jonathan Safran Foer (2016 Event)
Jonathan Safran Foer (2016 Event)

The bestselling US author of Everything is Illuminated launches his first novel in 11 years. Jonathan Safran Foer’s Here I Am is the story of a fracturing New York family, set ag…

Tom Lanoye & James Yorkston (2016 Event)
Tom Lanoye & James Yorkston (2016 Event)

Two doppelgänger Belgian exiles are on the run in Tom Lanoye’s latest novel, Fortunate Slaves. When they finally meet they realise that each could hold the solution to the other…

John Boyne & Simon Mayo (2016 Event)
John Boyne & Simon Mayo (2016 Event)

We were delighted to welcome John Boyne with his latest novel The Boy at the Top of the Mountain and Simon Mayo with Blame back to Charlotte Square Gardens. In this event, filmed l…

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