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.

Man Booker longlisted authors to appear at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Man Booker longlisted authors to appear at Edinburgh International Book Festival
Wed 25 July 2012

Six of the twelve authors long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, announced today, will be appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival…

Final line-up announced for Writers’ Conference events at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Final line-up announced for Writers’ Conference events at Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sun 22 July 2012

The Edinburgh International Book Festival today announced the delegates who will attend sessions in the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference this August…

Book Festival puts Scottish Independence high on the agenda with Brown and Darling

Book Festival puts Scottish Independence high on the agenda with Brown and Darling
Thu 19 July 2012

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will make his first public speech on the issue of Scottish independence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival…

True price of profit and morality of markets to be debated at Edinburgh International Book Festival

True price of profit and morality of markets to be debated at Edinburgh International Book Festival
Tue 17 July 2012

Nobel Prize winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, and world leading authority on justice, Michael Sandel, will appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival…

Peter Higgs to join Frank Close at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Peter Higgs to join Frank Close at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Wed 11 July 2012

Professor Peter Higgs will join Frank Close in an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival next month…

Late nights are back at the Edinburgh International Book Festival with Unbound

Late nights are back at the Edinburgh International Book Festival with Unbound
Tue 03 July 2012

Authors shaving their hair on stage, poets playing ping pong and a verbal punch up between Chris Brookmyre and Billy Letford…

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