Press Releases

Up-to-date news from the Book Festival press office will be posted here as we have it. Please browse the latest and archive press releases below.

We Need New Stories: Edinburgh International Book Festival Launches 2019 Programme

We Need New Stories: Edinburgh International Book Festival Launches 2019 Programme
Thu 06 June 2019

In an era of contradiction and division the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival invites authors and audiences to find new stories to give meaning to the world. Stories are to society what DNA is to human life – small strings of information which become bound together to make up a shared understanding of humanity’s place in the world…

New Stories for Young Readers at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

New Stories for Young Readers at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Thu 06 June 2019

Young people need stories as a way of making sense of their world, and this year’s Baillie Gifford Children’s Programme at the Edinburgh International Book Festival is jam packed with stories for all ages which engage, thrill, comfort and inform…

Sponsors Support New Stories at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Sponsors Support New Stories at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival
Thu 06 June 2019

In August 2019 the Edinburgh International Book Festival looks for new stories to help make sense of a rapidly changing world. In a new collaboration with The New York Times, stories unveiled across the diverse and wide-ranging programme of talks, debates, workshops and readings will be amplified from the heart of Edinburgh to a worldwide audience…

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