EdBookFest 2012 Diary: Day #6 – Of short fiction demigods and ‘debonair deviants’

On certain days I wonder whether posting a dairy entry is of any worth. I ummed and awwed over posting one today because my day at EdBookFest was, until evening at least, largely quiet and uneventful. And then when things did liven up - and boy, … [Read more...]

2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival set to be biggest yet

The 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival was launched yesterday in the oppulent surroundings of the Signet Library in Parliment Square, Edinburgh. Festival Director, Nick Barley promises that this year's Book Festival will be a 'showcase for … [Read more...]

Thank you EdBookFest, you’ve been amazing!

I've posted my last diary entry for this year's EdBookFest (I still have reports to post), but I couldn't leave it without thanking all those who have touched my heart and soul over these past couple of weeks. You already know of the authors who have … [Read more...]

EdBookFest 2011 Diary: Day #9 – Satirical Tenderloin and Champions

Note: remember to scroll down to the bottom for picture highlights from the day. And so it was that I entered my second week of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, with only a single event on my schedule - Tim Binding and John Butler in a … [Read more...]

EdBookFest 2011 Diary: Day #7 – of apocalyptic events and island-hopping

Note: remember to scroll down to the bottom for picture highlights from the day. If you're here every day at EdBookFest (or almost every day), then you realise, very quickly, that the pace of the world's finest book festival is relentless. How the … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: All Things European

All Things European, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. I was at an event at EdBookFest yesterday featuring Kevin Barry, Lucian Dan Teodorovici and Manon Uphoff, which was in support of European fiction, and Dalkey Archive Press' annual Best … [Read more...]

EdBookFest 2011 Diary: Day #4 – Splish splash, you’re having a laugh

Well, the rain has been threatening on and off for a few days now, and today it decided to really let its presence felt (well it had to happen sometime didn't it?). As the centre of Charlotte Square remained bereft of anything but empty deckchairs … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Foli-yum Society

Foli-yum Society, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Always great to see a nice book display, but it doesn't really get much more opulent than this, the Folio Society section at EdBookFest. Looks like the Douglas Adams fans were in early … [Read more...]

Rob Reports: Stuart Evers and Clemens Meyers @ EdBookfest 2011

If anyone needed any convincing that the short story form was anything but in decline, then a visit yesterday to the Stuart Evers & Clemens Meyer event in the RBS Corner Theatre would have put the record straight. In an event where the Edinburgh … [Read more...]

EdBookFest 2011 Diary: Day #2 – Meeting Tobias

Day #2 of EdBookFest, and my first full day in Charlotte Square. and oh boy, what a day. If you ever needed any convincing that Edinburgh is place to be in August if you're a book fan, then hopefully this diary entry will convince you. Zoë and … [Read more...]