Programme Themes

Our programme themes lead audiences on a journey of discovery through fact, fiction, poetry, personal stories and world affairs.

The next Edinburgh International Book Festival will take place from 13-29 August 2022. The programme will be announced in June. Sign up for our ebulletins or follow us on social media to hear announcements and updates.

In the meantime, you can enjoy watching Festival events on the website, have a look at our Festival photographs, listen to or download free podcasts of event recordings and watch exclusive interviews and Festival highlights from past Book Festivals on our YouTube channel and your favourite podcast platforms.