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 900 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 2019 Book Festival will take place from 10-26 August.
Full details of the programme, including authors, themes and events with BSL interpretation and captioning will be available here from mid-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.
Angie Thomas event, March 2019
Look, Listen & read
From Harriet Tubman to Oprah Winfrey, plenty of tenacious women have fought for freedom in America. Chelsea Clinton saluted them in her children’s book, She Persisted. Now, with She Persisted Around the World, Clinton celebrates women shaping global human history. In this event, filmed live at the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival, she discusses her role models with Sally Magnusson and describes her charity work fighting for the rights of girls and women everywhere…