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There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Jackie Kay

An Hour with Scotland's Makar

Wednesday 16 August 1:30pm - 2:30pm

An appearance at the Book Festival by Scotland’s Makar is always a special event. 2017 will prove no different as Jackie Kay premieres her new poem commissioned specially to mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s time in Edinburgh. Arriving at...