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See our authors at the Edinburgh International Book Festival!

  29 Jun '23   |  Posted by: Birlinn

Today, tickets for the much-anticipated Edinburgh International Book Festival have gone on sale! We have a fantastic selection of Birlinn and Polygon authors speaking at a wide range of events throughout the festival, taking place from 12th-28th August. Read on to find out more about each:

Saturday 12th August, 10:45am
The Hidden Fires by Merryn Glover
Recent years have seen a seismic shift in nature writing. Join two authors who entwine historical narratives of courageous women with their own experiences of the great outdoors. Tickets available here.


Wednesday 16th August, 5:00pm
Three Fires by Denise Mina
Denise Mina joins us to discuss Three Fires and its protagonist Girolamo Savonarola, a friar in 15th century Florence whose bombastic sermons led to the infamous ‘Bonfire of the Vanities’. Tickets available here.


Wednesday 16th August, 1:30pm
Nothing Left to Fear from Hell by Alan Warner and Columba’s Bones by David Greig
Brace yourself for exhilarating versions of two classic Scottish stories, the latest books in our Darkland Tales series. Tickets available here.


Friday 18th August, 6:45pm
I Think of You by Alexander McCall Smith and The 44 Scotland Street Cookbook by Anna Marshall
An hour with Alexander McCall Smith, Scotland’s most charming writer, is always a freewheeling antidote to the stresses of life. Tickets available here.


Thursday 24th August, 7:30pm
Wild History by James Crawford
Alongside the powerful human urge to create borders, there seems to be an equally strong urge to make connections and transcend them. Tickets available here.


Friday 25th August, 11:45am
A Handsel by Liz Lochhead
Motherwell-born writer Liz Lochhead presents works spanning a lifetime from her recently published New and Collected Poems. Lochhead will give an hour-long talk interspersed with poems. Tickets available here.


Monday 28th August, 3:15pm
War Paths by Alistair Moffat
Scotland’s beloved ‘walking historian’ strides out into the Highlands in War Paths. In 13 fascinating journeys, Alistair Moffat explores the tumultuous military history of Scotland’s clans. Tickets available here.


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