Edinburgh International Book F podcasts

Rethinking the Union, Part 2 at Edinburgh International Book Festival

David Cameron may not be popular among Scottish voters but he raises an intriguing argument. Scotland would, he...

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Hilary Mantel at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Wolf Hall was one of the most remarkable novels of recent years and it has become the bestselling Man Booker Prize...

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Neil Forsyth at Edinburgh International Book Festival

At the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Broughty Ferry's fictional hero Bob Servant was brought to life by...

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Frank Close at Edinburgh International Book Festival

The race to identify the Higgs Boson has led to multi-billion dollar investment in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN....

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Michael Palin at Edinburgh International Book Festival

The last time Michael Palin appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival was in 1987, when it was directed...

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The Gift of Dyslexia at Edinburgh International Book Festival

It is time to stop classifying dyslexia as a disability argues Vivian French; we need to start appreciating that...

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Danny Wallace at Edinburgh International Book Festival

In his non-fiction work, he’s tried to start a new country and helped a comedy friend find as many of his namesakes...

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Ian McEwan at Edinburgh International Book Festival

According to Alex Salmond, his eclectic cultural interests range from Miss Marple to Star Trek and in this evening’s...

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Nile Rodgers at Edinburgh International Book Festival

He may be best known for the disco hit Le Freak but Nile Rodgers’ influence on pop music has been so very much...

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Michael Frayn at Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Man Booker-shortlisted and Whitbread-winning author of Headlong and Spies travelled to Edinburgh to discuss his...

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Simon Mayo at Edinburgh International Book Festival

The award-winning broadcaster has been listened to by millions who rely on his insightful film reviews and music...

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Colm Toibin at Edinburgh International Book Festival

A writer absolutely at the height of his powers, Colm Tóibín is known for his stunning novels such as Brooklyn and...

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Ali Smith on How to Be Both: nonsense, science and frescoes - books podcast

The novelist discusses her new, Booker-longlisted novel with critic Gillian BeerClaire ArmitsteadAli SmithTim Maby

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Ned Beauman and Javier Cercas – Edinburgh books podcast

We cross over to the dark side with novels from Javier Cercas and Ned BeaumanRichard LeaIain ChambersNed...

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Irish fiction at Edinburgh with Donal Ryan and Michèle Forbes – podcast

Guardian first book award winner Donal Ryan takes us back to county Tipperary, while Michèle Forbes heads to Belfast...

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Adam Foulds and Gerard Woodward on the second world war - Edinburgh books podcast

The two novelists talk about how the Allied invasion of Sicily and wartime camouflage inform their new booksIain...

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Eimear McBride and the new modernism – Edinburgh books podcast

Does contemporary fiction need to be modern? We discuss the delights of difficulty with Baileys prize-winning...

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Chaucer in 2014: Patience Agbabi and Lavinia Greenlaw's fresh takes - Edinburgh books podcast

Edinburgh international book festival: Agbabi updates the Canterbury Tales with contemporary characters, and Greenlaw...

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Kamila Shamsie and Louisa Young – Edinburgh books podcast

Novels from Kamila Shamsie and Louisa Young examine the aftermath of the first global warClaire ArmitsteadKamila...

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Kader Abdolah and Meena Kandasamy - books podcast

Two rising stars of international fiction discuss a peasant uprising in India in 1968 and a fable of 19th century...

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