Edinburgh International Book F podcasts

Stella Rimington (2011 event)

The former director general of MI5 has forged a new career for herself as an author of spy novels, using her inside...

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Michael Scheuer (2011 Event)

The death of Osama bin Laden in May 2011 marked a key moment in the history of the so-called War on Terror. But...

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Ed Stourton (2011 Event)

When you hear that a book by a renowned journalist and broadcaster is subtitled ‘Time Spent Following a Lead’, you...

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Melvyn Bragg (2011 Event)

Since its publication in 1611, the King James Bible has been the world’s number one bestseller. But the book has...

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Niall Ferguson (2011 Event)

Are we living through the dying embers of Western ascendancy? For Scottish historian and broadcaster Niall Ferguson,...

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Tam Dalyell with James Naughtie (2011 event)

There can be few backbench politicians who have had as much influence on British politics as Tam Dalyell. Fiercely...

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Neil Forsyth (2011 Event)

The BBC Radio adaptation of Forsyth's Delete This at Your Perilcatapulted the fictional Dundonian anti-hero Bob...

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John Fardell: The Day Louis Got Eaten (2011 Event)

In this fun, interactive event for 4-10 year olds, award-winning author-illustrator John Fardell introduced his new...

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Michel Faber (2011 Event)

The astonishing, triumphant television adaptation of Michel Faber's novel The Crimson Petal and the White represents...

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Pamela Stephenson-Connolly (2011 Event)

Her book is certainly engaging but can it live up to the claims that it is the most enlightening book on sex ever...

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Dragons and Fairies with Julia Donaldson (2011 event)

The opening event at the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival drew huge crowds of 5-9 year olds and their...

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Alan Hollinghurst (2011 Event)

It's many years since Alan Hollinghurst's last novel, The Line of Beauty, was published – a story so powerful that it...

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John Hartson (2011 Event)

The explosively talented Welsh footballer John Hartson enjoyed success with Arsenal and West Ham before becoming a...

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Kristina Stephenson: Sir Charlie Stinky Socks (2011 Event)

Children's author Kristina Stephenson introduced her new book featuring the lovable but slightly pongy Sir Charlie...

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John Byrne (2011 event)

Painter and set designer, playwright and novelist, John Byrne is one of Scotland’s great polymaths. Best known for...

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Richard Bath and Sir Tommy Macpherson (2011 Event)

Rugby writer Richard Bath has tackled a very different kind of battle in aiding Sir Tommy Macpherson with his memoir,...

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Jussi Adler-Olsen at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

Bestselling Danish writer Jussi Adler-Olsen arrived in Charlotte Square Gardens for his first appearance in...

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David Hare at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

One of the most celebrated writers of his generation, David Hare’s notable plays include Plenty, Skylight and The...

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Jenny Erpenbeck with Michel Faber at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

If you only read one novel this year, make it The End of Days. A book that takes a series of surprising turns, it...

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Chen Guangcheng at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

As Hillary Clinton campaigns for the US presidential nomination, she will perhaps not be helped by the testimony of...

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