Programme Themes

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

A special edition of the Edinburgh International Book Festival will take place online this summer from 15-31 August 2020. Programme details will be announced at the end of July. Sign up for our ebulletins or follow us on social media to hear announcements and updates. All events are free and available to watch on our website.

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.