Welcome to the Book Festival

Set in a specially created tented village in Charlotte Square Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Book Festival offers something for just about every age and every interest, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion.

We welcome more than 800 authors in over 700 events each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival

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David Mitchell (2010 event)
David Mitchell (2010 event)

The remarkable author of the Booker-winning Cloud Atlas sold out the Book Festival's biggest venue many weeks in advance. Talking to chair Steven Gale, he delighted festival au…

Michael Foreman - with Michael Morpurgo (children's event)
Michael Foreman - with Michael Morpurgo (children's event)

A unique opportunity to hear one of the most successful and best-loved writing and illustrating partnerships, Michael Foreman and Michael Morpurgo, in conversation in this 2006 eve…

Apparently by Karen Campbell

You are standing in a garden, crying. This morning you watched your grandmother push scraps from the breakfast plates into a Tupperware bowl…

Next Book Festival:
15-31 August 2015
Programme announced:
10 June
Tickets on sale:
23 June


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