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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.

James Kelman (2016 Event)
James Kelman (2016 Event)

With the publication of Dirt Road, Scotland’s only Booker Prize winner James Kelman joins a Scottish publisher for the first time in decades. This brilliantly accessible road mov…

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…

Laura Bates (2016 Event)
Laura Bates (2016 Event)

The founder of the influential online project Everyday Sexism, Laura Bates was in the 2014 Woman's Hour Power List Game Changers Top 10 and is becoming well known for her refusal t…

Chris Packham (2016 Event)
Chris Packham (2016 Event)

As the presenter of BBC's Springwatch, Chris Packham has become one of the nation’s favourite naturalists. But Packham was far from popular as a child: in his brave and lyrical m…

Val McDermid with Nicola Sturgeon (2015 Event)
Val McDermid with Nicola Sturgeon (2015 Event)

The Diamond Dagger-winning Fifer has built a vast fanbase over the years thanks to her number one bestselling novels that have sold over 11 million copies. One of Val McDermid&rsqu…

Richard Coles (2015 Event)
Richard Coles (2015 Event)

He was once part of 1980s pop duo The Communards but later resurrected his career as the Reverend Richard Coles, and is currently tending to his flock in a parish in Northamptonshi…

Reverend Jesse Jackson (2015 Event)
Reverend Jesse Jackson (2015 Event)

One of the best-respected and most formidable civil rights activists of the 20th century, the Reverend Jesse Jackson worked for Martin Luther King in the 1960s. During his later po…

Michael Frayn (2015 Event)
Michael Frayn (2015 Event)

With Matchbox Theatre, Michael Frayn has produced perhaps his most daringly unusual book to date. Blurring the boundary between the page and stage, the brilliant author and playwri…

Liz Lochhead (2015 Event)
Liz Lochhead (2015 Event)

A hugely accomplished playwright, as well as Scotland’s current Makar (National Poet), watch as Liz Lochhead discusses her new play, Thon Man Molière, her fascination …

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