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.

Derek Landy: Resurrection

Age 12+

Saturday 19 August 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Old and new characters come together to fight horrors of global proportions in the latest instalment of the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, Resurrection. Bring your questions for author Derek Landy and find out all you have ever wanted to know...

The Story of Edinburgh

Journey Through the Literary Landscape

Saturday 19 August 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Drop in for a mix of lively storytelling and readings, led by authors from Edinburgh's literary history. You can also explore the city digitally through a touchscreen programme with LitLong: Edinburgh, an innovative way to experience the city from the...

Growing Down with Laura Dockrill

Age 8-12

Saturday 19 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Mum isn't growing up, she's growing down! Laura Dockrill performs some of the rip-roaring poems from My Mum is a Grown Down, a collection exploring a crazy but moving relationship between a mother and son. Come along for some ridiculous rhymes and...

Mathieu Burniat & Thibault Damour

The World of Quantum Physics as a Graphic Novel

Saturday 19 August 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Dubbed as ‘Tintin meets Brian Cox’, Mysteries of the Quantum Universe gets its head round the mind-bending world of quantum physics in a graphic novel which took France by storm. The authors, Mathieu Burniat (graphic illustrator) and Thibault Damour...

Story Shop

Saturday 19 August 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Immerse yourself in short stories at Story Shop, hosted by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust. Hear up-and-coming writers living and working in Edinburgh today. Check or our website in July for the line-up.

Jenni Murray

Best of British Women

Saturday 19 August 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Get ready for the ultimate Woman’s Hour as the show’s presenter and the possessor, as veteran broadcaster Charles Wheeler rightly observed, of 'the most beautiful voice on radio - ever', talks about choosing her heroines in A History of Britain in...