Edinburgh international book festival

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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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How to Be Both review – Ali Smith's dazzling novel hits the stage
An experiment in presenting fiction beyond panel discussion or onstage interview pays off handsomely

Claire Armitstead

19, Aug, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Gordon Brown to attack Britain's failure to tackle child poverty
Ex-PM will warn problem may reach ‘epidemic proportions’ during speech at Edinburgh international book festival

Larry Elliott Economics editor

14, Aug, 2018 @9:30 PM

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Home Office stopped author from speaking at UK festival, says publisher
Visa refusals mean Palestinian Nayrouz Qarmout unlikely to get to Edinburgh book festival

Sian Cain

12, Aug, 2018 @5:41 PM

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