Edinburgh International Book F podcasts

George RR Martin on Game of Thrones - Edinburgh books podcast

George RR Martin talks about how he wrote A Song of Ice and Fire, which lead to the TV series Game of ThronesClaire...

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Wives of Ernest Hemingway, William Blake, Osip Mandelstam - podcast

Novelists David Park and Naomi Wood explain why they were drawn to biographical fiction for their latest portraits of...

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Edinburgh International Book Festival with Judith Kerr and Matthew Kneale – podcast

Nick Barley introduces the festival and we welcome Judith Kerr and her son, Matthew Kneale, to discuss living with...

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Guardian children's books podcast: SF Said on new space story Phoenix

SF Said, author of the award-winning book about a cat called Varjak Paw, talks to Michelle Pauli at the Edinburgh...

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Guardian children's books podcast: Jenny Colgan writes Doctor Who novel

As a lifelong Doctor Who fan, author Jenny Colgan grabbed her chance to write a Doctor Who novel, which she called...

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Steve Cole on time travelling cows, astrosaurs and Doctor Who

Cows-in-Action and Astrosaurs author Steve Cole is interviewed by children's books site member Patrick and talks...

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Val McDermid with Nicola Sturgeon at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

The Diamond Dagger-winning Fifer has built a vast fan-base over the years thanks to her number one bestselling novels...

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Alan Cumming with Ian Rankin at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

Two of Scotland’s most successful creative talents hook up for this unmissable event. Alan Cumming made waves with a...

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Libraries in the Digital Age at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

With the world’s knowledge accessible from anywhere via a computer screen, why should we continue to value physical...

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Jesse Jackson at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

One of the best-respected and most formidable civil rights activists of the 20th century, the Reverend Jesse Jackson...

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Shami Chakrabarti at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

'The Most Dangerous Woman in Britain' A day after Shami Chakrabarti joined the campaigning organisation Liberty, New...

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Kate Tempest with Don Paterson at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

Still in her twenties, the ferociously-talented Kate Tempest has been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize, won the Ted...

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Paul Merton at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

Not Always Clowning Around One of the most intelligent and likeable comics in the land, Paul Merton has had his fair...

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Children's books podcast: Morris Gleitzman

The author of Once, Then, Now and Two Weeks With the Queen, talks about his new book, Too Small to Fail, a funny and...

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Alan Johnson at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

Amid a slew of politicians’ memoirs in recent years, Alan Johnson’s This Boy was comfortably among the finest: one...

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Viv Albertine with Ian Rankin at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

‘You’re in for a hell of a ride now,’ says Viv Albertine in Clothes, Music, Boys. And she’s dead right: with...

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Kurdo Baksi (2011 Event)

Stieg Larsson’s books have sold more than 20 million copies in 41 countries. But because they were published after...

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Robert Coover (2011 Event)

The reissue of his early novels as Penguin Classics in 2011 underlines his status as a giant of American literary...

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Audrey Niffenegger (2011 Event)

Michigan-born writer and artist, and one of our guest selectors, Audrey Niffenegger is the author of the runaway...

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Ben Mezrich (2011 Event)

His last book was adapted to become The Social Network, one of the most successful movies of 2010. Mezrich then...

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