Unveiling the Spectacular Book Festival Line-Up: Irvine Welsh and Bernardine Evaristo in the Spotlight
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Unveiling the Spectacular Book Festival Line-Up: Irvine Welsh and Bernardine Evaristo in the Spotlight

14 June 2023
2 min.
Unveiling the Spectacular Book Festival Line-Up: Irvine Welsh and Bernardine Evaristo in the Spotlight

40th Edinburgh International Book Festival

Discover the 40th Edinburgh International Book Festival, backed by the Scottish Government. From August 12 to 28, enjoy a captivating program featuring renowned writers, thinkers, and political figures from across the globe. Immerse yourself in a literary celebration that sparks meaningful conversations.

Literary Lineup

Don't miss a stellar literary festival featuring acclaimed authors Irvine Welsh, Sebastian Faulks, Bernardine Evaristo and more! A diverse range of talent from Scotland and the UK, including Val McDermid, James Kelman, Ian McEwan and Elif Shafak and many more.

Thought-Provoking Discussions

Don't miss influential figures like Gordon Brown, Ruth Davidson, and Kezia Dugdale sharing their insights. Plus, First Minister Humza Yousaf interviews Hashi Mohamed, an inspiring housing barrister who overcame adversity as a child refugee.

Special Guests and Poetry

The festival goes beyond borders by hosting international guests, including the prime minister of Iceland, Katrin Jakobsdottir, who will engage in a discussion on their crime novel Reykjavik with Ragnar Jonasson. The poetry lineup promises captivating performances from renowned poets Claudia Rankine and Eileen Myles from the US, as well as Zaffar Kunial, Alice Oswald, Liz Lochhead, and Carol Ann Duffy from the UK.

Enriching Experiences for Young Readers

The festival ensures that children and young people have a place in the celebration of literature. Beloved authors Julia Donaldson and Joseph Coelho will return to delight young readers, while interactive workshops led by leading authors, illustrators, and comic book creators will engage children in creative activities and foster a love for reading.

Anticipation and Support

Festival director Nick Barley is excited about the upcoming book festival, his 14th and final program. This year's theme, "The Joy of Words," aims to revive the pleasure of conversation and offer positive perspectives on the world. Creative Scotland's CEO, Iain Munro, praises the diverse program for bringing joy to people from all walks of life. Scottish culture minister Christina McKelvie proudly supports the festival's 40th anniversary, with the Scottish Government contributing £182,500.

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