Programme Themes

The Edinburgh International Book Festival takes place from 10-25 August 2024. The programme will be available 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.

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