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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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Thursday 20 June

30 Years Back, 30 Years Forward: Edinburgh International Book Festival Celebrates An Astonishing Generation of Talent

In 1983, the inaugural Edinburgh International Book Festival was only the third literary festival in the UK and while 30,000 visitors enjoyed events with 120 author...

Thursday 20 June

Explosion of children’s literature reflected at Edinburgh International Book Festival

From the very first event in 1983 children’s books and writers have been at the heart of The Edinburgh International Book Festival. In this, its 30th year, the Baillie Gifford Children’s Programme offers over 200 events for all ages

Thursday 20 June

Book Festival Celebrates Graphic Novels with Stripped - Graphic Novels and Comics Laid Bare

Superheroes, comic book characters and even Don Quixote swoop into Charlotte Square Gardens this August as the Edinburgh International Book Festival celebrates comics, graphic novels and the people who create them in Stripped, a major new strand for...

Thursday 20 June

2013 Baillie Gifford Children's Programme Highlights

There are new books from Julia Donaldson who launches the Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, Betty Birney brings the new adventures of Humphrey the Hamster and Robert Muchamore introduces his latest CHERUB recruit…

Thursday 20 June

2013 Adult Programme Highlights

New for 2013, a series of Reading Workshops, where leading authors and critics take the audience through a close reading of one of their favourite books...

Thursday 20 June

2013 Press Pack

Download the Press Pack for the 2013 Book Festival.

Monday 18 February

Book Festival announces new partnership with Baillie Gifford

The Edinburgh International Book Festival today announced a new three year sponsorship deal with the independent investment partnership, Baillie Gifford.

Monday 27 August

Edinburgh International Book Festival reports an exceptionally successful year

The Edinburgh International Book Festival ended tonight with the inaugural Fred Hood Memorial Lecture delivered by journalist and broadcaster John McCarthy...

Sunday 26 August

‘Devastating.’ Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho joins the Edinburgh International Book Festival to expose the sad truth about international sex-trafficking

The Mexican journalist and feminist Lydia Cacho spoke today about her latest book Slavery Inc., a devastating account of the world trade in human trafficking....