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gailaldwin

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017, best bits

on September 6, 2017
geograph-5080594-by-Jim-Barton

Photograph by Jim Barton

I was fortunate to attend many different events at the book festival this year but these are my highlights:

Ian Stephen and Philip Hoare shared their passion for sailing and the sea. Ian read from his brilliant new book Waypoints (I bought a copy and am looking forward to diving in) and Philip talked about his wonderful obsession with whales.

A ten minute reading at 10am by Yrsa Sigurdardottir had me enthralled by her new novel The Legacy.

The Bosco Theatre on George Street was venue for a remarkable poetry performance by Scottish poets Jenny Lindsay and Michael Pedersen who were joined by poets from Australia Luka Lesson and Omar Musa.

I also attended a workshop offered by Elizabeth Reeder which discussed the novel Skating to Antarctica by Jenny Diski. Another one for my reading list.

 

 

 

 

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2 responses to “Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017, best bits

  1. Patsy says:

    I’m not sure I dare go to an event like that – my current tbr list will last me years!

  2. gailaldwin says:

    Buying books is all too tempting!

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