Nick Cave book reading announced for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010

  • 15 June 2010

This article is from 2010.

Nick Cave book reading announced for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010

Musician and author Nick Cave will be appearing at the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

He will be reading from his book The Death of Bunny Munro, published by Edinburgh-based publisher Canongate.

The reading will be part of the Canongate-associated event Irregular on Thursday 24th June at The Roxy Art House.

Festival organisers have also announced that Nick Hornby will be taking to the stage on 17 June as part of the EIFF line-up. The Academy Award nominated screenwriter and author of novels including Fever Pitch, High Fidelity and About A Boy will be at Cineworld, discussing past projects as well as those in the pipeline.

Another late addition to the EIFF programme is Lucy Walker’s documentary Countdown to Zero, which examines the global nuclear arms race and will have its UK premiere at the Filmhouse on Friday 18 June.

Hannah McGill, artistic director of the EIFF, said: “We're thrilled by these late additions, all of which are very special. Nick Hornby's event represents a great coming-together of literature and film, centred on one of Britain's most respected and popular writers of both novels and screenplays. Lucy Walker is one of the UK's most brilliant and ambitious filmmakers, and Countdown to Zero is incendiary work.

"As for Nick Cave – what can I say? He has been a hero of mine for a good half of my life, and I could not be more excited that he's coming to Irregular."

Tickets for the Nick Cave reading are only available via or in person from the venue. Tickets for other events are available to buy from the box office, online and by phone.


Another installment of the literary club night from Canongate Books and it's definitely a vintage month. With live music from Jed Milroy and the first screening of an exclusive interview with Gil Scott Heron, and readings from David Whitehouse and the master of dark old-man-grunge and acclaimed author and screenwriter…

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