Head of Edinburgh International Book Festival Nick Barley has warned of the “irretrievable damage to Britain” by the current visa system, following publishers’ concerns for the free... Read more
Directors of arts festivals around the UK have asked the government to improve the visa system, warning that artists are now reluctant to accept invitations... Read more
A dozen authors who were planning to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival have reportedly been refused visas.
Simon Mackay has been appointed the new head of book sales and retail for the Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF). ... Read more
Book sales at Edinburgh International Book Festival grew by more than 5% on last year with more than 66,000 titles shifted.
Following a swell of public support, Iranian children’s illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi has been granted a visa to enter the UK with just days to go before... Read more
Israeli writer David Grossman's A Horse Walks Into a Bar, translated by Jessica Cohen and published by Jonathan Cape, has won this year's Man Booker International... Read more
Novels by Ismail Kadare, Amos Oz and Alain Mabanckou are included on the 13-strong longlist for the £50,000 Man Booker International Prize 2017.
Edinburgh International Book Festival director Nick Barley is chairing the judging panel for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize.
The British Council has released a collection of essays from leading culture figures in the UK following the result of the EU referendum, with its... Read more