Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Best of the Bookfest

WE'RE only half way through, but already the Edinburgh book festival has produced a number of compelling contenders for Bookworm's own literary awards

Erikka Askeland: Book your place with the current in-crowd

'BOOKISH" would be the way I would have been described in my youth.

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No holds barred for a literary festival first

A FORMER prison in Dumfries and Galloway is to be reopened to the public for the first time in more than a century as a venue for an annual book festival.

Authors launch city book festival

THE Edinburgh International Book Festival got under way yesterday with celebrated Scottish authors including Alasdair Gray and Alexander McCall Smith speaking to sold-out audiences.

On edinburgh-festivals.com today...

A daily round-up of what's happening on our site dedicated to all of Edinburgh's Festivals.

Interview: Julie Myerson was pilloried for writing about her son's battle with addiction but the fallout made her fearless

Perhaps best known for her warts-and-all insights into family life, Julie Myerson has been dubbed 'the worst mother in Britain'. Her latest novel, a post-apocalyptic vision of climatic chaos and social breakdown, may seem far from autobiographical but perhaps its undercurrent of emotional turmoil and maternal angst says otherwise

Ticket crash as 300,000 book-lovers try to log in

Thousands of customers were left frustrated as they attempted to buy tickets for the Edinburgh International Book Festival, after its website struggled to deal with unprecedented demand.

Sarah Brown books her festival slot

SARAH Brown was the opening guest as the Borders Book Festival celebrated its first day by revealing it had surpassed all previous box office sales.

Book festival in dramatic finale with Alasdair Gray

LEADING actors and authors from Scotland will take to the stage for the most ambitious event in the history of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, organisers have revealed.

Edinburgh International Book Festival line-up in pictures

Some of the highlights from this year's programme...

Our book's out of this world

LIKE a lot of schools, a trip to the Edinburgh International Book Festival is an annual tradition for Craigour Park Primary.

Sarah Brown and Alex Salmond to appear at Edinburgh Book Festival

Sarah Brown, First Minister Alex Salmond and former Celtic striker John Hartson are taking part in this year's Edinburgh Book Festival, it has been announced.

Steve Cardownie: Study proves huge benefits of capital's festivals

THEY support thousands of jobs, enrich children's imaginations, boost civic pride, swell Scotland's coffers by hundreds of millions of pounds and enrich our lives.

'Books for toddlers' initiative pays off

A group of 16 Renfrewshire women have helped conceive and write a beautiful children's book as part of a Scotland-wide scheme to encourage parents to read to their little ones, discovers Claire Black

Public get a say in Scotland's biggest literary prize

Until now, deciding who should win Scotland's biggest book award has been the sort of thing a handful of literary judges would argue about.

Festival shows will go on thanks to £2m-a-year lifeline

FUNDING of £2 million a year to promote home-grown work at Edinburgh's festivals has been safeguarded for the next three years.

Unexpected inspiration: Looking beyond the big names at book festivals is well worth it

Big names are the obvious draw for book festivals, but surprise of the unknown is what really matters

Bishop backs rhino monument to paperback shop behind book festival

IT COULD be a landmark to rival Greyfriars Bobby, but perhaps not as cute.

Steve Cardownie: Festivals need our support in hard times

THIS week saw the end of another highly successful summer of culture in Edinburgh, when hundreds of thousands of visitors descended on the Capital from across the globe.

AS Byatt 'excited and delighted' as she and John Carey win top awards

Distinguished novelist AS Byatt and leading critic John Carey were announced last night as the winners of Britain's oldest literary awards.

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