The Edinburgh International Book Festival starts today. Events are free and you can visit the very impressive festival web pages here – https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/
Taking place in your web browser from the 15th to the 31st August 2020.
- Book attendance at over 140 events – see more.
- Browse the very comprehensive Festival Bookshop – see more.
- What’s happening with the Baillie Gifford Children’s Programme? – see more.
Some highlights for us…
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’.
Sessions include Women in Politics, live NYT book reviews, Inside the NYT Crossword and Should Capitalism Survive Climate Change? In turbulent times this festival theme will help crystallise your take on the socio-political tensions that wrack the country in 2020. See more.
Having supported ten writers to explore and re-imagine the landscape in the US in 2017, the festival this year will send ten writers on journeys across Africa.
‘Outriders will again see ten writers explore a region of the world – this time in Africa. Each pair of writers will embark on an international journey through Africa, meeting writers and communities along their way and engaging in discussions around migration, colonial legacies, inequalities and the impact of globalisation and environmental change. Each of the ten Outriders will create a new work in response to their journey which will be presented at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2021’.
You can find this important work, challenging perceptions here.
Made in Scotland
If you needed evidence of the intellectual powerhouse that is Scotland, find it in this festival theme here.
You can find the festival full programme here.
You can explore how to book here.
You can donate and support the festival here.