2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival highlights
Etgar Keret, Louise Welsh, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Sarah Hall and more
This article is from 2012.
He’s only gone and been dubbed by Salman Rushdie as ‘brilliant’ and by Clive James as ‘enchantingly witty’ so why wouldn’t you want to spend time with this Israeli writer?
3-16 Aug, 7pm, £7 (£5).
Meet the creator of Ray Bhullar, the documentary-maker who sees the different sides of Indian life in a potent novel, The Village.
3-16 Aug, 3pm, £7 (£5).
The Stanley Kubrick of Scottish novels publishes his follow-up to 1999’s cult epic Scar Culture, with a tale about child soldiers in an unnamed but identifiable nation in turmoil.
3-12 Aug, 8.30pm, £7 (£5).
The Booker-nominated author hit the target spectacularly with her set of short stories at the tail end of last year entitled The Beautiful Indifference.
3-13 Aug, 10.15am, £10 (£8).
With The Girl on the Stairs, the Glasgow author produced a page-turning chiller which showed another facet to her literary talents.
3-12 Aug, 7pm, £10 (£8).
A 90-minute treat is ahead as the acclaimed poet performs her ‘Memorial’ a fresh take on a masterpiece by Homer.
3-14 Aug, 8.30pm, £10 (£8).
Having worked on everything from Corrie to the Olympics opening ceremony, Boyce slaps his kids author hat on to discuss updating a classic story.
3-11 Aug, 10.30am, £4.50.
A lifelong obsession with Coco Chanel has turned out fine for this writer as she produces a glittering biography of the fashion guru.
3-11 Aug, 8.30pm, £10 (£8).