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.

Outriders: The Reunion

Chronicles of the New World

Sunday 13 August 8:45pm - 10:15pm

From the Arctic Circle to Buenos Aires, our Outriders accumulated an incredible 67,500 miles on planes, trains and automobiles interrogating the socio-political landscape of the Americas. Harry Giles and Katherena Vermette journeyed through Canada to...

Claire Askew & Russell Jones

Edinburgh, City of Poetry

Thursday 17 August 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Whether you’re at the Diggers pub, the Café Royal or practically anywhere else in Edinburgh, the chances are a poet has been there before you - invariably a good one and not too long ago either. Get inspired to find new ways to explore the city with...

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