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The next Edinburgh International Book Festival will take place from 14-30 August 2021. The programme will be announced in late 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.
Tom Fletcher event, December 2019
Look, Listen & read
In the hands of William Dalrymple, history becomes a rip-roaring, rollicking adventure; the reader embarking on a visceral odyssey into the subject thanks to Dalrymple’s glorious gift for storytelling and his eye for detail. In The Anarchy, the Delhi-based writer has turned his hand to a study of corporate greed in Imperial India, with the rise to prominence of the East India Company. This, according to Dalrymple, was aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. Within the spac…