Edinburgh International Book Festival
Edinburgh Book Festival © Paul Lim
Every year the gardens are transformed into an enchanting tented village that is home to the biggest and most animated literary event in the world. The International Book Festival has a varied programme for adults and children, including debates and discussions, writing workshops, book signing and storytelling, and gives book lovers the chance to meet their favourite authors, discover new writers and buy books. The festival welcomes more than 800 authors from diverse literary fields, including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, graphic artists, historians, biographers, economists, environmentalists and musicians. Many winners of the prestigious literary prizes, like the Booker and Nobel, make an appearance in Edinburgh during the festival. For kids, the Baillie Gifford Children's Programme offers plenty of entertainment and enrichment. The programme also includes events designed for teenaged audiences, which makes the festival a fun affair for the whole family. Many of the hundreds of events on the kid's programme are free of charge. The official festival website, listed below, provides recordings and details of past events for those interested in attending.
Venue: Charlotte Square Gardens
Date: 13 - 29 August 2016