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Edinburgh International Book Festival

10 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019


Various venues



The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season. Each year writers from all over the world gather to become part of this unique forum in which audience and author meet to exchange thoughts and opinions on some of the world’s most pressing issues.
The Festival has developed an excellent reputation for its international programme, always discovering new international voices.

You can download Edimburgh International Book Festival full programme here: pdf

AC/E is once again supporting the attendance of Spanish writers:

Fernando Aramburu & David Keenan
Fernando will be discussing his novel, “Homeland”, an epic and heartbreaking story of two best friends whose families are divided by the shadow of terrorism. David will be discussing his book For the Good Times, set in Belfast in the 1970s. The discussion between the two authors is bound to be a fascinating one.
Date: 13/08/2019

Javier Cercas
Javier Cercas will be discussing his recent novel “The Lord of the Dead”, which is a courageous journey into Javier Cercas’ family history and that of a country collapsing from a fratricidal war. Date: 24/08/2019

Hassan Blasim & Agustín Fernández Mallo
Agustín Fernández Mallo will be discussing his latest book, “Nocilla Lab”, a daring literary experiment in multiple forms, including internal monologues, sketches, post-poetry and comics. Agustín will be in conversation with Hassan Blasim, an exiled Iraqi writer living in Finland, who will be discussing his forthcoming collection of short stories, “God 99”.
Date: 18/08/2019

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
For this event, which is aimed at children aged 4-7 years old, Maria Isabel Sanchez-Vegara will be speaking about her work on the bestselling series, “Little People, Big Dreams”.
Date: 15/08/2019


10 Aug 2019
26 Aug 2019
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Various venues