Edinburgh international book festival

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This Is Memorial Device review – memories of fictional indie heroes burn brightly
An adaptation of David Keenan’s novel about a Scottish band who nearly supported Sonic Youth is lovingly detailed

Mark Fisher

17, Aug, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Edinburgh International book festival announces new hybrid format
Director Nick Barley says lessons from the pandemic include providing a more accessible festival, so half of this year’s offering will be available online

Libby Brooks

09, Jun, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Free Books Fest aims to give excluded readers their first ‘journey with a book’
Event in Peckham, London, this weekend will allow visitors to pick a title they want alongside a range of author events

Sarah Shaffi

13, Apr, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Edinburgh festivals’ recovery could take a decade, says director
Book festival boss says next year will be a staging post in recovery that could take until 2030

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

31, Aug, 2021 @12:06 PM

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Edinburgh festivals offered millions in emergency funding
The Fringe, international and book festivals forced to curtail August’s event for second year running

Severin Carrell

10, Jun, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Edinburgh book festival to quit New Town for art school
Festival cites Covid and costs of staging event heavily dependent on live audiences as reason for move

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

27, Jan, 2021 @10:39 AM

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Mieko Kawakami: 'Women are no longer content to shut up'
Traditionalists in Japan hated her feminist novel, but Breasts and Eggs was a huge bestseller. The author talks about taking on male privilege, orientalist cliches … and Haruki Murakami

David McNeill

18, Aug, 2020 @10:20 AM

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Fiction readers have made best leaders in Covid-19 crisis, says Val McDermid
Crime author argues ministers who read only political biographies are limited in vision

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

16, Aug, 2020 @4:46 PM

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Edinburgh book festival sets up online signings as it adapts to pandemic
Fans will have chance to join one-to-one signings with writers such as Ian Rankin and Ali Smith

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

31, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Majority of authors 'hear' their characters speak, finds study
Research on writers appearing at the Edinburgh international book festival reveals 63% listen to their creations, and 61% feel they have their own agency

Alison Flood

27, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Edinburgh arts festivals lobby for urgent visa reforms
Umbrella body meets minister to discuss concerns over limits on artists entering UK

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

06, Jun, 2019 @5:30 PM

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UK festival directors demand end to ‘overly complex’ visa process
Leading figures from arts, music and culture call for government reforms

Sian Cain

21, Aug, 2018 @6:36 PM

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