Expect the unexpected with late night Unbound

Expect the unexpected with late night Unbound

Unbound, our series of free, late night events, will make a welcome return to Charlotte Square Gardens this August and we’re excited to reveal what’s in store.

Now in its third year, Unbound has established a reputation for offering an eclectic line-up of literary entertainment with a tantalisingly quirky twist. Highlights in this year’s Unbound programme include Saturday night cabaret with legendary king of disco Nile Rodgers and a one man stand-up debut courtesy of Mark Haddon, celebrated author of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Programme Manager Roland Gulliver said: ‘We are thrilled to be welcoming back Unbound favourites such as Literary Death Match, as well as collaborating with new Unbounders such as the Electric Voice Phenomena for what is set to be our most exciting and international year yet. This August’s line-up encompasses all that Unbound is – something new, possibly cheeky, slightly chaotic and always fun. ‘

Other Unbound nights to look forward to include a mixtape of South Asian stories with Kamila Shamsie, Hari Kunzru and DJ Neil Kulkarni, a night of Iclandic fiction hosted by writer and musician Sjon, and an evening of Irish story and song with author Kevin Barry and artists Julie Feeney and Maeve Higgins.

You can find the full Unbound 2012 programme in the latest edition of The Skinny magazine and on our website

Unbound takes place every evening in the Guardian Spiegeltent between 12-27 August, from 9pm until late. The events are free and you don’t need a ticket, so come along and expect the unexpected.

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