Sunday, 19 June 2016

Edinburgh Book festival EIBF 2016!

I am looking forward in August to the place for contemplations, introspection, literary collaborations, thought-provoking conversation, famous faces, - the imaginative landscape that represent creative liberty at EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL 2016! Scotland has always been an outward looking, inclusive, open to new ideas, country. This years theme is IMAGINE BETTER! 

From stories of migration, shifting power and the shaping of our society and cities, through to music and the future of the Middle East,  this year's program themes lead you on a journey of discovery through fact, fiction, poetry, personal stories and world affairs.
The 2016 program is now launched! Once again this August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival will be transforming Charlotte Square Gardens into a magical tented village and bring together more than 800 writers to celebrate the possibilities offered by books. 

This year's program is inspired by Churchill: We shape our environment and then that place shapes us. 

Share stories and interpretations; to create meaning through conversations; and to envision a better world.”

This year, the Book Festival is truly international with over 800 participants from 55 different countries coming together to share their books, ideas and stories.   
TICKETS GO ON SALE Tuesday 21st June

Writers appearing at this year’s Festival include:
Han Kang, Hisham Matar, Mervyn King, Malcolm Rifkind, Val McDermid, Eimear McBride, Chris Packham, Liz Lochhead, Kim Leine, Chimwemwe Undi, Sjón, A L Kennedy, Howard Jacobson, Gordon Brown, Alan Cumming, Can Xue, Robin Yassin-Kassab, Simon Callow, Shappi Khorsandi, Nina Stibbe, Wolfgang Bauer, Frank Gardner, Stuart MacBride, Irvine Welsh, Laura Bates, Janet Ellis, Lionel Shriver, Sarah Ardizzone, Gregor Fisher, Philippe Sands, Gillian Slovo, Kenny MacAskill, Sumayya Usmani, Sue Perkins, Tom Devine, Jessie Burton, Jem Lester, Kit de Waal, Arkady Ostrovsky, Ian Rankin, John Boyne, Ali Smith and many more…