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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.

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Tuesday 22 October

Home-grown winner of the 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award

Edinburgh author Angela Jackson was today announced as the winner of the 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award...

Monday 26 August

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

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

Saturday 24 August

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

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

Friday 23 August

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

“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.

Tuesday 20 August

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

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

Tuesday 20 August

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

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

Tuesday 20 August

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

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

Monday 19 August

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

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

Monday 19 August

Rupert Everett to boycott the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia

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

Sunday 18 August

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

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