Edinburgh International Book Festival

  • 13 August 2022 - 29 August 2022
  • The University's Edinburgh College of Art

With emerging writers to Nobel Prize-winners, the Edinburgh International Book Festival returns with an exciting programme celebrating the written word, literature & ideas.

 Edinburgh International Book Festival Village 6

Now well settled in its new home at The University's Edinburgh College of Art - but now with a new site layout to accommodate more events and bigger audiences - this year’s vibrant programme features over 550 authors, performers, musicians and thinkers from 50 countries.

Featuring leading and emerging international, British and Scottish authors and thinkers, the extensive programme includes discussions, performances and interactive events, as well as the traditional interview-style conversations and readings. And the topics and issues are wide and varied – featuring social, ethical and political as well as literary and cultural.

Continuing the hybrid format of previous years, the programme builds on the hybrid format with live, in-person events, many of which are available to stream or watch at a later date.

Watching An Outdoor Screening At Edinburgh International Book Festival

The large outdoor screen returns for free screenings of selected events. There is also a highly regarded programme of events for children and young adults featuring the finest writers and illustrators of children's books and young adult novels.

Highlights of this year’s programme include Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa: author of the hugely-popular Outlander series, Diana GabaldonIrvine Welsh talking about his new crime novel, The Long Knives and Colm Tóibín, the new Irish Laureate for Fiction. From the world of music, Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross, talks about the influence of music in his life, while star of stage and screen, Brian Cox discusses life behind the camera.

For young bookworms there’s an exciting choice of events to choose from, including talks by bestselling author-illustrator Cressida Cowell and Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, while Michael Morpurgo returns with Carnival of Animals, a musical event for the over fives.

Relaxing At The 2021 Edinburgh International Book Festival Robin Mair(Image Credit: Robin Mair)

The 2022 Edinburgh International Book Festival runs from 13 to 29 August 2022. View the programme here



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