Today, we announce two exciting new events for the autumn. Jeff Kinney
, author of the globally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid
series, which has sold 200 million copies worldwide, is coming to Edinburgh for an exclusive UK event on Saturday 17 November. Sarah Perry
, author of bestseller The Essex Serpent
, will introduce her new book in Edinburgh on Tuesday 6 November.
Families and children (aged 7+) can join Jeff Kinney for his hugely entertaining family event, inspired by his new book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown which sees snow shut down Greg Heffley's middle school and his neighbourhood transform into a wintry battlefield... Expect fun and games with great prizes up for grabs, plus Jeff talks about his experience of writing the books.
Jeff Kinney's event takes place at 10.00am on Saturday 17 November at the Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh. Copies of Jeff’s new book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown will be available to purchase on the day and Jeff will sign books after the event. Pre-signed copies will also be available.
Sarah Perry’s third novel, Melmoth, is inspired by Melmoth The Wanderer, the classic Victorian gothic horror novel by Charles Robert Maturin. Perry’s Melmoth, which is published in October, is a masterpiece of moral complexity, asking profound questions about mercy, redemption, and how to make the best of a conflicted world.
Sarah Perry will be appearing at The Pleasance Theatre at 7.00pm on Tuesday 6 November for her first Scottish appearance this year. Her event will be followed by a book signing.
Tickets are now on sale on the Book Festival website
. Entry to the Jeff Kinney event
is priced at £12.99 to include a copy of the book, or £8.00 (redeemable against the price of the book on the day). Tickets for Sarah Perry
are priced at £15.00 (£12.00 concession).
The Edinburgh International Book Festival’s On The Road programme of events, which takes place outwith August, and outside Charlotte Square Gardens, is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.