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EIBF 2023: Jackie Kay: A Life in Protest

Jackie Kay – acclaimed Scottish free verse poet, political activist, and former Makar (national poet for Scotland) – returned to Edinburgh this weekend for an appearance at the International Book…

EIBF 2023: Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Ragnar Jónasson: Partners in Crime

Imagine co-authoring a novel with your Prime Minister. It sounds baffling, especially if you live in the UK (would you co-author something with Boris Johnson or Rishi Sunak?), but it’s…

EIBF 2023: Kim Sherwood: Women in Writing

One delightful bonus of studying at the University of Edinburgh is our proximity to the celebrated Book Festival author Kim Sherwood. Lecturer of Creative Writing at our university, her published…

EIBF 2023: Mikaela Loach, ‘Changing the Climate Narrative’

Usually, one attends a Book Festival event, listens to the talk, plucks up the courage to ask your favourite author a question or get your book signed, and then it’s…

BREAKING: Greta Thunberg cancels Edinburgh International Book Festival appearance

Renowned 20-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg has announced that she has cancelled her Edinburgh Book Festival appearance this month. She had been scheduled to appear at the “It’s Not Too…

Edinburgh set to host ‘Cities of Literature’ Conference

Edinburgh is set to host the UNESCO ‘Cities of Literature’ conference in 2024, marking 20 years since it was named the world’s first City of Literature in 2004 as the…

EIBF 2022: Noam Chomsky, ‘Dissent Across the Decades’

It’s a wonder at this stage in his career that 93-year old Linguist Noam Chomsky is able to show up to any event at all, let alone engage in an…

EIBF 2022: Ottessa Moshfegh, ‘Power, Cruelty and Savage Faith’

You never want to hear an artist discuss the intricacies of their process too much: an overabundance of detail will detract from the intrigue of the piece and remove some…