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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.

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 …

Limmy (2015 Event)
Limmy (2015 Event)

His first book was called Daft Wee Stories, but Brian Limond, aka Limmy, has been making a big splash for some years now. Having emerged with his online series of dark yet oddly lo…

Howard Jacobson (2015 Event)
Howard Jacobson (2015 Event)

A welcome return to Charlotte Square Gardens for the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2010 who was also shortlisted last year for his acclaimed Huxley-esque dystopian drama, J. Recen…

George The Poet (2015 Event)
George The Poet (2015 Event)

George Mpanga is the 24 year old Cambridge-educated wordsmith who has attracted attention and accolades with his socio-political verse and urban beats, including a nomination for t…

Alan Johnson (2015 Event)
Alan Johnson (2015 Event)

Amid a slew of politicians’ memoirs in recent years, Alan Johnson’s This Boy was comfortably among the finest: one critic called it ‘the best political testament …

A C Grayling (2015 Event)
A C Grayling (2015 Event)

A Professor of Philosophy, A C Grayling believes that his subject shouldn’t float above in an ivory tower, but take an active role in society. His most recent published works…

The Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture: Matt Haig (2015 Event)
The Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture: Matt Haig (2015 Event)

Award-winning author Siobhan Dowd died in 2007, bequeathing her royalties to a trust which aims to bring the joy of reading to those who need it most. In 2015 the Siobhan Dowd Trus…

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