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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.

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…

Aleksandar Hemon & Elif Shafak (2015 Event)
Aleksandar Hemon & Elif Shafak (2015 Event)

As a multilingual writer, does the language you choose to write in matter? Does it change who you are and who you are writing for? Does the omnipotence of global English dominate r…

Innu Poetry from the Canadian Tundra (2015 Event)
Innu Poetry from the Canadian Tundra (2015 Event)

When the Book Festival invited three writers from the First Nation Innu people of Northern Canada to present their work in Edinburgh, three Scotland-based poets were invited to wor…

Blood and Secrets with Sophie McKenzie and Salla Simukka (2015 Event)
Blood and Secrets with Sophie McKenzie and Salla Simukka (2015 Event)

In All My Secrets by Sophie McKenzie, the search to uncover the truth becomes life threatening, after a young woman discovers the shocking reality behind a huge inheritance. Finnis…

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