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.

Edinburgh International Book Festival wraps up 17 days of dialogue, discussion and debate

Edinburgh International Book Festival wraps up 17 days of dialogue, discussion and debate
Mon 25 August 2014

The Edinburgh International Book Festival finished the public programme of events today with sold out appearances from Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, Rory MacLean, John Lanchester…

MALALA YOUSAFZAI SPEAKS AT THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

MALALA YOUSAFZAI SPEAKS AT THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Mon 25 August 2014

Malala Yousafzai Addresses UK Teens As She Launches Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Changed The World At The Edinburgh International Book Festival, Introduced By J.K. Rowling And Chaired By Nelufar Hedayet…

Scottish Indian Cuisine at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Scottish Indian Cuisine at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sat 23 August 2014

Stuart Kelly, literary critic and writer, chatted to chef and restaurant owner Monir Mohammed and photographer Martin Gray at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this afternoon about their new book ‘Mother India at Home’…

Acclaimed authors join oldest book prize’s hall of fame

Acclaimed authors join oldest book prize’s hall of fame
Sat 23 August 2014

A novel inspired by the daily toil of a shepherdess and a biography of a Booker Prize-winning novelist are the winners of Britain’s oldest literary awards announced tonight at the Edinburgh International Book Festival…

LETTERS HOME WINS FRINGE FIRST AWARD

LETTERS HOME WINS FRINGE FIRST AWARD
Fri 22 August 2014

The collaboration between the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Grid Iron theatre company wins a Fringe First Award…

ESPIONAGE AT THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

ESPIONAGE AT THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Tue 19 August 2014

Richard J Aldrich, Professor of International Security at Warwick University, spoke to Guardian journalist and author Luke Harding about the history of the Joint Intelligence Committee this morning…

What is the point of books? Join the national conversation

What is the point of books? Join the national conversation
Tue 19 August 2014

Michael Rosen launches a national debate for writers, readers and book professionals at the Edinburgh International Book Festival next week…

‘To disarm America would be to dismantle the constitution of the United States’ says Bonnie Greer at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

‘To disarm America would be to dismantle the constitution of the United States’ says Bonnie Greer at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Tue 19 August 2014

Author, playwright and critic, Bonnie Greer spoke to an enthralled Book Festival audience about her upbringing and political activism…

Winner of the 2014 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award Announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Winner of the 2014 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award Announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sat 16 August 2014

Inaugural winner of new poetry prize revealed…

Spoken word at the Edinburgh International Book Festival: Protest

Spoken word at the Edinburgh International Book Festival: Protest
Sat 16 August 2014

Spoken Word takes centre stage at the Edinburgh International Book Festival…

GEORGE R R MARTIN DELIGHTS FANS AT EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

GEORGE R R MARTIN DELIGHTS FANS AT EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Tue 12 August 2014

A Song of Ice and Fire author plays to sell-out Book Festival audience…

Edinburgh International Book Festival opens tomorrow

Edinburgh International Book Festival opens tomorrow
Fri 08 August 2014

Charlotte Square Gardens opens to writers and book-lovers at 9.30am on Saturday…

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