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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.

Edinburgh International Book Festival celebrates 30 years with a heady cocktail of fact and fiction

Edinburgh International Book Festival celebrates 30 years with a heady cocktail of fact and fiction
Mon 26 August 2013

The Edinburgh International Book Festival finished the public programme of events today with appearances from…

Alan Warner and Tanya Harrod announced as winners of Britain’s oldest literary awards at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Alan Warner and Tanya Harrod announced as winners of Britain’s oldest literary awards at Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sat 24 August 2013

A novel inspired by a seaport in the Scottish Highlands and a biography of a renowned potter are the winners of Britain's oldest literary awards…

Guardian editor speaks at Book Festival two hours after police announce criminal investigation

Guardian editor speaks at Book Festival two hours after police announce criminal investigation
Fri 23 August 2013

“I’m surprised it took them so long to ring me up” – Alan Rusbridger said in an event this afternoon at the Edinburgh International Book Festival…

Inaugural 9th Art Award shortlist announced today - winner to be announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Sunday

Inaugural 9th Art Award shortlist announced today - winner to be announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Sunday
Tue 20 August 2013

Graphic Scotland today announced the shortlist for the first 9th Art Award…

EXCLUSIVE: Young Avengers Vol 1 available now at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

EXCLUSIVE: Young Avengers Vol 1 available now at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Tue 20 August 2013

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s take on Marvel’s Young Avenger…

James Kakalios Explores the Science of Superheroes at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

James Kakalios Explores the Science of Superheroes at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Tue 20 August 2013

Last night physics professor, Hollywood consultant and self-confessed comics nerd, James Kakalios captivated a packed Book Festival audience…

Major new poetry prize for young Scottish poets announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Major new poetry prize for young Scottish poets announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Mon 19 August 2013

Details of a major new poetry prize for young Scottish poets were announced at a launch at the Edinburgh International Book Festival yesterday evening…

Rupert Everett to boycott the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia

Rupert Everett to boycott the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia
Mon 19 August 2013

Yesterday, at the 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival, actor Rupert Everett revealed that he will boycott the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia…

Paper bird sculptures free to fly at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Paper bird sculptures free to fly at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sun 18 August 2013

A delivery of 30 paper birdcages from the anonymous Edinburgh Book Sculptor surprised the Edinburgh International Book Festival staff yesterday…

The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference Returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference Returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sat 17 August 2013

After a year of debates across the globe the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference came home today…

First Recipient of New Literary Fellowship Announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

First Recipient of New Literary Fellowship Announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Fri 16 August 2013

Scottish author Kirsty Logan has been selected as the first Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow…

Alasdair Gray sets the record straight at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Alasdair Gray sets the record straight at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Wed 14 August 2013

Alasdair Gray made a welcome appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this afternoon to talk about his recent eclectic creative projects…

First Minister to join William McIlvanney on stage at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

First Minister to join William McIlvanney on stage at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Wed 14 August 2013

Organisers of the Edinburgh International Book Festival announced today that the First Minister, Alex Salmond, will join William McIlvanney on stage…

Nate Silver discusses data at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Nate Silver discusses data at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Tue 13 August 2013

In the immediate aftermath of his prediction that the Yes campaign has ‘virtually no chance’ of winning the Scottish Independence vote next year, Nate Silver appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this mornin…

Found in Translation: Adam Thirlwell leads an all-star discussion about his Multiples project

Found in Translation: Adam Thirlwell leads an all-star discussion about his Multiples project
Mon 12 August 2013

The line between faithful translation and personal literary endeavour was well and truly interrogated today in an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The writer Adam Thirlwell was joined by translator Daniel Hahn and the novelists John Banville and Nadeem Aslam to discuss their audacious collaborative project Multiples…

Ann Widdecombe speaks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Ann Widdecombe speaks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Mon 12 August 2013

Former Conservative MP and Strictly Come Dancing participant, Ann Widdecombe, offered some strong advice to Scottish Tory Leader Ruth Davidson in her event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this afternoon…

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