The New York Times Series

The New York Times Series

For the second year running, The New York Times and Edinburgh International Book Festival are collaborating to bring a timely and thought-provoking celebration of writing and ideas to readers around the world.

Our joint discussions span capitalism and climate change in the era of Covid-19; the evolving place and rise of women in politics; a special edition of The New York Times Book Review and an interactive session with The Times Crosswords team.

Broadcast live from Edinburgh straight into your home, this series brings together award-winning journalists, leading writers and thinkers from across the globe to unpack the pressing issues shaping our world.

Visit The New York Times Bookshelf in our online Festival Bookshop to find books that have been specially selected by Times journalists to provide essential reading around our joint discussions.

The New York Times Book Review Live

Sunday 16 August 17:30 - 18:30

There is an intimacy to reading: it’s just us and the author; our subjective response and their generous, imaginative understanding of a world that we share but may struggle to articulate. Yet for book lovers, there are moments beyond that connection,...

Women in Politics: A Year of Reckoning

Tuesday 18 August 20:30 - 21:30

In November, the United States will embark on arguably its most consequential political election in decades, as President Donald Trump seeks another term in office. In the 2018 midterms, a record 117 women were elected to office, including record...
‘You can’t think of your troubles while solving a crossword.’ Margaret Farrar, Founding Crossword Editor, the New York Times The world’s first crossword puzzle was published in 1913. By 1924, Simon & Schuster had capitalised on the craze,...

Should Capitalism Survive Climate Change?

Saturday 29 August 17:30 - 18:30

As COVID-19 has spread, the varying responses from the world’s governments has demonstrated catastrophic disparity and underpreparedness. In the push for growth and the prioritisation of short-term economic gain, the most vulnerable communities have...