Book Festival Blogging- #EIBF

Charlotte Square - the Press Office

The Edinburgh International Book Festival starts this Saturday and I’m thrilled to have tickets to hear some great writers talk about their books and about writing. Here’s a note of the events I’ll be going to – a good mix, I think, of mature authors, debut authors, fiction and non-fiction. And two poets.

  • Jennifer Egan & Karen Russell
  • John Burnside
  • The Rise of E-Books -: Society of Authors
  • David Miller & Dan Vyleta
  • Unbound, Paris Review evening with Lorin Stein
  • Sam Meekings & Sara Sheridan
  • Alexandra Harris & Kathleen Jones
  • Edward St Aubyn
  • Neil Gaiman –: Guardian Book Club
  • A.L. Kennedy
  • Judith Hermann & Per Petterson
  • Carol Ann Duffy
  • Michel Faber
  • AS Byatt
  • Peter Ackroyd

EIBF runs from 13-29 August: 17 days, 797 authors, 757 events. Sadly, the tents in Charlotte Square are only for events – not sleep-overs, otherwise, I’d be there every day.

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be blogging and tweeting @BookRambler about book-events and author-sightings and trying not to babble incoherently to writers … at any rate, saying something other than  ‘I love your book ‘ …

Check the EIBF website for dates, times, and tickets.

Are you going … what events are you looking forward to?