The Edinburgh International Book Festival has announced what it claims is “its most international programme to date,” under the title “Around the World in 18 Days.” According to its advance notice, “the Book Festival welcomes voices from over 55 countries writing in a multitude of languages, many of whom are translated into English for the […]
Ironically for one of Edinburgh’s favorite sons, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lies buried in the churchyard of All Saints’ Church, Minstead, in Hampshire’s New Forest – almost as far due south from Edinburgh as it’s possible to be while still on the English mainland. However, Minstead does appear prominently in his writing, and there’s a […]
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London is proverbially one of the great literary cities, even if it hasn’t matched Edinburgh or Dublin with UNESCO City of Literature status yet. So it’s sad to see all that made it a truly unique world-historical capital being abandoned, and its urban fabric and skyline ruined, in the name of a futile bid for […]
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The Edinburgh International Book Festival, which hosts the Scottish capital’s key literary event of the year every August, has further expanded its program of all-year outreach events with the announcement of a special spring event starring renowned Anglo-Japanese novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. The event, to be held at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre on Thursday March 5th, 2015, […]
Article by Colin Mackenzie, owner of The Butterflies In addition to Scotland’s most famous mystery, the Loch Ness monster, the mystery of the amazing book sculpture artist continues with another magnificent donation. The artist, who has become an internet phenomenon for their free ‘gifts’ of art to libraries in Edinburgh, Scotland, has donated one of […]
The Edinburgh International Book Festival has just announced a £175,000 ($275,000) grant that will enable it to branch out from its normal remit of organizing the summer Festival events at Charlotte Square Gardens “to give greater numbers of people access to authors and live literature events across Scotland.” The grant comes from the People’s Postcode Lottery, which […]