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.

Garth Greenwell & Eimear McBride

How to Read a Novel

Monday 14 August 11:00am - 12:00pm

How can we best appreciate works of fiction and what makes a great novel? We've collaborated with the University of Edinburgh to create a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) called How to Read a Novel, which uses the James Tait Black Fiction Prize...

James Tait Black Memorial Prize

Announcing the Winners

Monday 14 August 6:45pm - 7:45pm

Prizes of £10,000 are on offer for the winners of these much-loved Scottish literary prizes. Shortlisted novelists are Jo Baker, Garth Greenwell, Eimear McBride and C E Morgan – each one assured international success for their latest books. Join some...