Fri, 10/08/2012 - 09:11
The infamous Writers' Conference of 1962 will be recreated next week (17th—21st August) at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The 50th anniversary of the event will be marked by 50 international writers coming together to take up the same debates about role of the novel and its relationship to current events...
Thu, 21/06/2012 - 16:49
Social network Anobii is the new title sponsor of the Edinburgh International Book Festival's First Book Award.
The award, now in its third year, celebrates new novels and short stories from writers showcasing their debuts at the festival. Previously sponsored by Newton Investment Management, it was won last year by Sarah Winman...
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 14:00
The Edinburgh International Book Festival and the British Council are launching the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference at the EIBF this August, marking the 50th anniversary of a five-day writers' conference which took place in 1962.
William S Burroughs, Rosamond Lehman and Norman Mailer were among the authors who met in 1962...
Wed, 19/10/2011 - 14:45
Sarah Winman’s debut When God Was a Rabbit (Headline Review) has won the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Newton First Book Award.
The award encourages attendees of the festival to vote for their favourite of the 47 debut authors featured in this year’s programme.
When God Was a...
Tue, 30/08/2011 - 08:34
Jackie Kay has won the £30,000 Scottish Book of the Year award for her autobiography Red Dust Road (Picador).
The award, which is run by Creative Scotland, was presented to Kay by broadcaster Jenni Murray on Friday (26th August) at an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Kay was born in Edinburgh...
Mon, 15/08/2011 - 15:20
Following the riotous events in England's cities I was surprised to read a throwaway comment in last week's First Edition e-newsletter by Graeme Neill, The Bookseller's news editor, that now was "probably not the best time to hold an event with the tagline 'Revolution in the 21st Century'". The book...
Wed, 08/06/2011 - 14:53
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is to be sponsored by Guardian News & Media, in a newly-penned two-year deal.
The sponsorship deal will include coverage in the Guardian, the Observer and its books website of the festival, with audiences able to review books and discuss events online.
Wed, 01/09/2010 - 09:40
The 2010 Edinburgh International Book Festival experienced a small dip in ticket sales, in the first year that new director Nick Barley has been in charge.
The festival, which ended on 30th August, sold 3% fewer tickets year on year—76% were sold, compared to an “exceptional” 79% sold last year.
Wed, 18/08/2010 - 08:51
Author Jeanette Winterson has spoken about her concerns that digitisation is "taking books off shelves". Speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival at an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Winterson said "What worries me is that a load of s**** has been talked...
Wed, 18/08/2010 - 05:25
New Labour spin-doctor Peter Mandelson is to make an appearance at Edinbrugh International Book Festival to promote his memoir The Third Man (HarperPress).
The Prince of Darkness joins a politically themed line-up which includes former Chancellor Alastair Darling’s National Library of Scotland Donald Dewar Memorial Lecture...