All Events

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.

A Tribute to Stephanie Wolfe Murray

Celebrating the Co-Founder of Canongate

Wednesday 23 August 7:15pm - 8:15pm

As the co-founder of Canongate Books, Stephanie Wolfe Murray created one of the most influential and successful Scottish publishing companies of the past century. Among her extraordinary achievements, she published Alasdair Gray’s revolutionary novel...

Mary Contini

Remembering the Past

Saturday 26 August 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Mary Contini picks up the thread of her family story from 1934 in Naples to the establishment of Edinburgh’s acclaimed Valvona & Crolla. With her inimitable style Mary reveals the dramatic and life-affirming story of her father-in-law, Carlo Contini,...