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, comic creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.
The 2017 Book Festival will take place from 12-28 August.
Full details of the programme, including authors, themes and events with BSL interpretation, will be announced here in June.
In the meantime, you can enjoy Festival photographs, listen to or download free podcasts of event recordings and watch exclusive interviews and Festival highlights from past Book Festivals here on our website, on our YouTube channel and on itunes.
2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival
Look, Listen & read
Marina Warner's defining, shapeshifting presence in British literature finds new form in a book of short stories, Fly Away Home. Currently Professor of English at Birkbeck College, Warner was also chair of the Man Booker International Prize jury in 2015. These elegant short stories tread a fine line between the natural and supernatural, conjuring up sensuality, sentimentality and sadism in an array of vibrant characters. In this event, filmed live at the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival, she discu…