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By John Preece On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Eight new UNESCO Cities of Literature join Network founder Edinburgh

As the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh is pleased to welcome eight new cities from eight countries to its literary family today. Bucheon (Republic of Korea)      Milan (Italy) Durban (South More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Portobello Book Festival 2017: A Community Triumph

These days there are book festivals everywhere you look, from the dizzy heights of Hay-on-Wye to the cultured calm of Cheltenham.  Last weekend, however, I went out to the seaside to visit a festival that, in the More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Alastair McIntosh: Poacher’s Pilgrimage – An Island Journey

Alastair McIntosh was born in 1955 at Leurbost on Lewis, that northern part of a Hebridean island with two names, two identities.  Forty-three years earlier, a certain Mary Anne MacLeod had been born just eight More...

By SimonFranklin On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Edinburgh International Book Festival – True Stories Live

Intimate storytelling treat featuring performers and non performers telling their own stories True Stories Live is an intimate storytelling event with a simple premise, ordinary people tell their own anecdotal More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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SCOTLAND THE BEST 100 Places

Pete Irvine may be known as the man who first brought us Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, but he is also an author. SCOTLAND THE BEST 100 Places is an eclectic and very personal mix of the most beautiful and interesting More...

By John Preece On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Mother Tongue Other Tongue

Linguistic Award for young Edinburgh Poets   The multilingual talents of budding young poets from two Edinburgh schools were celebrated at a prestigious award ceremony in Glasgow. Students from The Royal High More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Win a signed copy of Alan Cumming’s new book here!

Alan Cumming was in town for a book signing at Blackwells The Scottish actor who has made it to Broadway, winning a Tony along the way among many awards, and who wowed us during the 2016 Festival with his show at More...

By John Preece On Friday, November 25th, 2016
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2016 Saltire Society Book of the Year

 2016 Saltire Society Book of the Year is “..visionary and profound” poetry collection A poetry collection by Stirling University Professor Kathleen Jamie has beaten off stiff competition from publications More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Edinburgh author in the running for a Novella Award

Edinburgh author Christina Neuwirth, 26, has been shortlisted for the literary Novella Award run by Manchester Metropolitan University for her short novel Amphibian. This is the third year that the Novella Award More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 3rd, 2016
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Independent and Radical Book Fair 28 – 31 October

The 20th Edinburgh Independent and Radical Book Fair  takes place at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall between 26 and 30 October. The hall becomes a mecca for all forms of literature and is supported by a programme More...

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