Edinburgh International Book F podcasts

Reading the City at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

How do you navigate Edinburgh as a city of literature? Is there a map? Hosted by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature...

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Ziauddin Sardar at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

The Future of Mecca Born in Pakistan and raised in Hackney, Ziauddin Sardar is one of the most respected experts on...

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Edwyn Collins & Grace Maxwell with Ian Rankin at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

‘Moving beyond words’ was one critic’s response to The Possibilities Are Endless, a documentary charting Edwyn...

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SJ Watson at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

Honesty is Not the Best Policy in Crime Fiction S J Watson can count Dennis Lehane and Lionel Shriver among his fans...

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Monica Cantieni & Sunjeev Sahota at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

Monica Cantieni’s The Encyclopaedia of Good Reasons, translated by Donal McLaughlin, tells the deeply moving story of...

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Monica Cantieni & Sunjeev Sahota at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

Monica Cantieni’s The Encyclopaedia of Good Reasons, translated by Donal McLaughlin, tells the deeply moving story of...

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The Literacy Revolution at Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest)

According to UNESCO, every region of the world during the last 20 years has seen gains in literacy rates, but the...

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Alexander Masters (2016 Event)

A Life on the Scrap Heap In 2001, almost 150 tattered notebooks were discovered in a skip in Cambridge. They were a...

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Shirin Ebadi (2016 Event)

My Fight for Human Rights The first Muslim woman and first Iranian to win a Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi is a...

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Charles Fernyhough (2016 Event)

Voices in our Heads Two years ago, authors at the Book Festival took part in a major study into the multiple inner...

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David Millar (2016 Event)

Life in the Peloton Those lucky enough to witness David Millar’s spellbinding Book Festival event in 2011 will...

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Ben Rawlence (2016 Event)

The World’s Largest Refugee Camp Dadaab Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya has existed for 25 years. Originally created...

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Nina Stibbe (2016 Event)

The Funniest Writer in Britain? Already a wildly popular author thanks to her memoir Love, Nina and bestselling...

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Kenny MacAskill (2016 Event)

Unlocking Lockerbie In 2009, then Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill controversially granted the release on...

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Kevin Barry (2016 Event)

John Lennon’s Bad Trip Kevin Barry’s Beatlebone recently won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for ‘fiction at its most...

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Alaa Al Aswany (2016 Event)

Egypt: A Devastating Portrait In 2002, The Yacoubian Building was an international bestseller, establishing Alaa Al...

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Packie Bonner (2016 Event)

The Goalkeeper Who Saved the Day The idea that footballers stay with one club throughout their career is almost...

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Philippe Sands (2016 Event)

East West Street There is no lawyer quite like Philippe Sands QC. Outspoken on a range of human rights issues, from...

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Mark Haddon (2016 Event)

Nine More Curious Incidents First he found literary acclaim with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,...

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Miranda Sawyer (2016 Event)

Middle-Aged Misery Mid-life crises arrive at different times for different people. For journalist and broadcaster...

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