Bookmark it in your diary!

The Edinburgh International Book Festival has launched its most international programme to date.

Featuring over 900 participants from 55 different countries in Edinburgh's beautiful Charlotte Square Gardens, this year's celebration of literature in the Capital will run from 15 - 31 August

Festival Director Nick Barley 'spills the books' on who will be featured in the 2015 programme.


Entrance to the Gardens will be free and full details of the programme can be found at the Book Festival website Start ‘bookmarking’ the events soon as tickets to all events go on sale at 8.30am on 23 June 2015.

All genres of adult, teen and children's literature will be covered by the Festival, which will feature writers as diverse as Philippa Gregory, Patrick Ness and American Marilynne Robinson; comedians Paul Merton and actor Alan Cumming; Stuart David, co-founder of musicans Belle and Sebastian; and Scottish household names Ian Rankin, Irvine Welsh and Val McDermid. 

Nick Barley, Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, said: “Scotland has always been an outward-looking nation and this year the Book Festival is more international than ever before. Charlotte Square Gardens will reflect the idea of the Global Village as we welcome authors from across the planet. Whether they are from Nigeria or North Korea; Colombia or China, these are writers whose stories shed light not only on the big changes in world power, but on the shifting nature of local cultures and lifestyles – changes that are also taking place in Scotland.”

The Festival is supported by financial and in kind support from the Council. Visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival for more details. 

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