Edinburgh International Book Festival
11 Aug - 27 Aug|
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest and most successful public celebration of the written word in the world. Over 18 days in August, they run a programme of author events across a wide range of themes covering fiction, non-fiction and poetry, bringing together authors from Scotland and the rest of the world. In 2017, there was 800 events, while 250,000 visits were made to the Festival site.
The Festival has developed an excellent reputation for its international programme, bringing to Scotland a range of world class authors and discovering new international voices. The international strand of the programme is one of its most popular aspects and we aim to provide a platform to promote and nurture both established and emerging international authors each year.
Thanks to the Acción Cultural Españoa‘s PICE mobility grants, the festival has five of the most interesting voices in the book scene in Spain, whose works have received international attention and have been translated into English: Gabriela Ybarra (Bilbao, 1983), Alicia Kopf (Girona, 1982), Javi Rey, Teresa Solana (Barcelona, 1962) and Karmele Jaio (Vitoria, 1970).
This is an amazing opportunity for the Spanish authors to showcase their work and their country on an international stage. The Festival will not only bring their writing to a new and engaged audience, but also give them a fantastic networking opportunity, in our authors’ green room (The Authors Yurt). They will have the opportunity to meet authors from over 45 other countries, publishers, publicists, translators and other festival directors from around the world.