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EIBF - Alastair McIntosh: Poachers Pilgrimage
09 August 2017
Alastair McIntosh is an independent writer, broadcaster, speaker and activist who is involved in a wide range of contemporary issues, from land reform, globalization and nonviolence to psychology, spirituality and ecology.   The islands of the Outer Hebrides are home to...
EIBF - Joan Lennon and Paul Magrs: Sensational Sci-Fi
12 August 2017
Be transported to faraway worlds with two fascinating writers. Joan Lennon's  Walking Mountain  involves a race against time to save the planet from disaster, while the second instalment in Paul Magrs' Mars trilogy,  The Martian Girl , sees Lora struggle for survival....
EIBF - Michael Pederson: The Poetry of Performance, Bosco Theatre 12.08.17
12 August 2017
Hear the fruits of a very special residency bringing together some of Scotland and Australia’s finest spoken word. Book Festival regulars Jenny Lindsay and Michael Pedersen have joined forces with Omar Musa, a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and poet who has released both hip-hop...
EIBF - Sheila Szatkowski: Enlightenment City, Garden Theatre 13.08.17
13 August 2017
When Voltaire said, 'We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation' he was mainly thinking of Edinburgh. It may no longer be the intellectual hub of the western world, but as Sheila Szatkowski shows in Enlightenment Edinburgh, a guide to the 18th century city, it is still...
EIBF - Iain and Anne Fraser: Art of Midlothian, Bosco Theatre 13.08.17
13 August 2017
An hour of pure Edinburgh indulgence in the form of a personal journey exploring the city. For A Sketchbook of Edinburgh, Iain Fraser and Anne Fraser Sim, owners of the Elephant House café, have commissioned 150 works from four local artists to illustrate their favourite journeys...
EIBF - Ron Butlin: Day of the Trolls, Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab 13.08.17
13 August 2017
Award-winning author Ron Butlin returns with more trolling around in his latest picture book Day of the Trolls! This time, the naughty trolls are causing havoc at the supermarket. Get wild in the aisles with lots of laughs, stories and rollicking rhymes. This event is suitable for...
EIBF - Denzil Meyrick and Jorn Lier Horst, Garden Theatre 13.08.17
13 August 2017
PUTTING THE EURO HEAT ON COLD CASES Christmas 1983 in a small Norwegian town, a young police officer investigates an unsolved mystery which will shape his life for the coming years. Jorn Lier Horst devotees will be delighted to learn of the prequel to the bestselling William...
EIBF - Malachy Tallack, Kevin MacNeil & Jenni Fagan, Studio Theatre 13.08.17
13 August 2017
Outriders: The Reunion From the Arctic Circle to Buenos Aires, our Outriders accumulated an incredible 67,500 miles on planes, trains and automobiles interrogating the socio-political landscape of the Americas. Harry Giles and Katherena Vermette journeyed through Canada to Hudson...
EIBF - Ron Butlin: Steve and FranDan, Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre 14.08.17
14 August 2017
ISLAND ADVENTURES WITH RON BUTLIN AND JANIS MACKAY Delve into two captivating tales with award-winning writers Ron Butlin and Janis Mackay. Ron's Steve & FranDan Take on the World features a one-woman quest to rescue her friends, while Janis's Wild Song is the delightful...
EIBF - Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes & Charles Withers: Scotland Mapping the Islands, Studio Theatre 14.08.17
14 August 2017
Scotland: Mapping the Islands by Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles Withers, is not only the first full-length study of the subject but a work of great beauty too. Let them lead you on a journey of understanding, from 16th century Italian map-makers blithely inventing...