Welcome to the Book Festival
Set in a specially created tented village in the heart of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Book Festival offers something for just about every age and interest, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion.
The Book Festival welcomes around 1000 authors in over 800 events for adults and children 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 2018 Book Festival will take place from 11-27 August.
Full details of the programme, including authors, themes and events with BSL interpretation and captioning will be available here from early 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.
2017 Orhan Pamuk. Part of Booked! The Edinburgh International Book Festival on the road
Look, Listen & read
Acclaimed writer of novels and screenplays for adults and children, Matt Haig’s new book, How to Stop Time, was so heavily anticipated that Benedict Cumberbatch signed up to play the key role in the movie adaptation well before its actual publication date. Haig's hero Tom Hazard is a not-so-ordinary 41 year old given that he’s actually lived for centuries, but his real problems begin when he craves a regular life. In this event, filmed live at the 2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Haig speaks …