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.


Beating New Passages

Monday 21 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

A soulful night of music exploring Scotland’s relationship with India. Yorkston/Thorne/Khan perform hits from their critically acclaimed debut album Everything Sacred and follow-up Neuk Wight Delhi All Stars – a mingling of traditions from Britain...

Bashabi Fraser & Alan Riach

From Scotland to India

Wednesday 23 August 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Born in West Bengal, Edinburgh-based Bashabi Fraser’s poetry reflects an ease at living in two cultures; for fellow poet and academic Alan Riach, the new convener of the Saltire Society, such openness and connectivity is a key part of Scottish...