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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Michael Morpurgo (children's event)
Michael Morpurgo (children's event)

Award-winning Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo is a gripping speaker and a firm favourite with youngsters (and adults!). In this 2004 event for 9-12 year olds he talks abou…

A L Kennedy
A L Kennedy

Linguistic brilliance from A L Kennedy, one of the most remarkable writers of her generation. In this 2007 event she talks about her latest novel Day - a moving, profound, beautifu…

The Big Question
The Big Question by Garth Nix

A long time ago, as people measure time, but not so long that the stars have changed in the heavens or the rocks have turned to dust, a young man left…

Next Book Festival:
15-31 August 2015
Programme announced in June

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