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.

Tom Devine & Angela McCarthy

Tea and Empire

Monday 14 August 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Join Scotland's premier historian, Professor Sir Tom Devine, and the renowned emigration scholar, Professor Angela McCarthy, as they explore the hidden histories of Scots in Asia including some surprising tales of tea and opium. The authors share their...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Russia: Democracy Denied

Wednesday 16 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Russia has faced international criticism and allegations of war crimes by its forces in Syria for its failure to respect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. People have faced criminal prosecution for standing up for the rights of others. Today,...