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  Edinburgh International Book Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a book festival that takes place in the last three weeks in August (coinciding with the general Edinburgh Festival) in Charlotte Square, in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Today, the Edinburgh International Book Festival programmes over 600 events for people of all ages and is a potent magnet for publishers, the media, agents and others, as well as ever growing numbers of the general public.
In 2001 Catherine Lockerbie, the Book Festival's fifth director, took the Festival to a new level by developing a high profile debates and discussions series that is now one of the Festival's hallmarks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh_International_Book_Festival   (414 words)

 Edinburgh Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is not one Edinburgh Festival but those using the term are usually referring to the collection of various festivals in August and early September of each year in Edinburgh, Scotland:
Edinburgh International Festival - The original and "official" festival consisting of classical and contemporary Theatre, Opera, Music and Dance.
Edinburgh Fringe - Started life as a small scale "fringe" event to the EIF, but is now the largest of all the festivals and indeed the largest arts festival in the world
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh_Festival   (271 words)

 Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe Festivals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Edinburgh's Hogmanay draws people from all over the world, and there are festivals of science, of puppetry and for children.
In 1945 post-war Europe, former Festival cities such as Salzburg and Munich were suffering from shell-shock, so Edinburgh's civic head at the time thought the concept of a prestigious summer festival was a winner when suggested to him.
At the same time as all the highbrow things were being touted, a rogue band of merry theatre and music types also descended on Edinburgh in 1947, and by fate or accident; the Fringe Festival was born, as an annual event, which has succeeded and coexisted alongside the International Festival since the very first year.
www.townhousecompany.com /see_and_do_in_edinburgh/festivals.html   (230 words)

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During its 21-year history, the Book Festival has grown uninterruptedly in size and scope to become the largest and most dynamic festival of its kind in the world.
All proceeds from the sale of books are invested back into the running of the Book Festival, a not-for-profit charity organisation which annually raises 80% of it's own funds.
Together with its counterparts, the International, the Jazz, the Fringe and the Film Festivals, the Edinburgh International Book Festival forms what is now widely regarded as one of the biggest and best arts festivals in the world.
www.youthxchange.net /main/intbookfestival.asp   (370 words)

 International Book Festival Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
With a number of longer established and more famous festivals such as the Fringe and the International Festival competing for your attention, it is too easy to overlook the joys of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, held in a series of marquees in the city's Charlotte Square in the second half of August each year.
The Book Festival has more than doubled its audience in the last four years and is the largest public celebration of books and ideas in the world.
Since the success and international prominence of the 2004 Book Festival, there has been rapid progress in developing Edinburgh's status as a major year-round literary centre.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/festival/book.html   (395 words)

 Edinburgh International Book Festival
Edinburgh is currently being considered for designation as the world's first UNESCO City of the Literature.
A perennial Book Festival favourite is the UK's number one best-selling crime writer, Ian Rankin whose grisly murderous novels are translated into 22 languages, which have won prestigious awards.
Which leads neatly on to the terrific Children's Book Festival programme offering 250 events for babies to teenagers, with art and writing workshops.
www.rampantscotland.com /features/bldev_bookfest04.htm   (1686 words)

 Edinburgh Festivals - About the Festivals
At the Book Festival open floor session chaired by Iain McWhirter, questions from the audience sought to frame the challenges ahead, specifically in terms of issues of media agendas and political change and control.
Sunday 27 August was the penultimate day of the Book Festival and the final day of the Film Festival in 2006.
His first visit came shortly after his release, when, upon touring Edinburgh's landmark Castle, Moazzam was drawn to an exhibition on Prisons of War, and was shocked to find that the subterranean cells of the 19th century were much bigger than his cell in Guantanamo, and that this one had the luxury of a window.
www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk /festivals.cfm?id=Book   (2296 words)

 Edinburgh International Book Festival Schools, author and arts events developed especially for schools, karen mountney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland's capital city.
Throughout its 23-year history, the Book Festival has grown rapidly in size and scope to become the largest and most dynamic festival of its kind in the world.
All proceeds from the sale of books are invested back into the running of the Book Festival, a not-for-profit charity organisation which annually raises in excess of 80% of it's own funds.
www.edbookfest.co.uk /about/index.html   (360 words)

 Edinburgh International Book Festival
For smaller book lovers, there is a special Children's tent with picture books for babies, and the Beatrix Potter reading corner for the older ones.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest and most exciting and popular celebration of the written word in the world.
In his first visit to the Edinburgh Book Festival he will be reading from his forthcoming novel, Half a Life, to be published in September.
www.rampantscotland.com /features/bldev_bookfest.htm   (698 words)

 Visiting Arts | Features | Canadian Authors at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the biggest, most popular and most dynamic event of its kind in the world.
There are books of all sorts: for babies and avid book-buyers, for casual browsers and committed bibliophiles, for people dropping in at lunchtime or the end of a working day to hear a favourite novelist, take part in a passionate debate or consult our writer in residence, one of our many innovations for 2001.
It is the intention of the Edinburgh International Book Festival to deepen and develop the relationship with Canada and its growing and dynamic literature, as well as that of the other nations of the world, in years to come.
www.visitingarts.org.uk /features/01book.html   (1222 words)

 Edinburgh Festival 2005 - Edinburgh International Festival 2005, Edinburgh Film Festival, Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz ...
One of the most popular events of the entire Edinburgh festival period is the annual featuring many of the Edinburgh festival performers along Princes Street and through the centre of the city and this year Edinburgh Festival's Cavalcade is on Sunday 7th August, 2005.
Edinburgh Festival Art Gallery show at Edinburgh MERZ Art Gallery features the outrageous fashion of Joey D. MERZ Gallery show this year follows a trend of MERZ Art Gallery to find art exhibitions that are totally different from the normal Festival fayre that is usually on offer in Edinburgh Art Galleries.
The Edinburgh International Television Festival, founded in 1976, and now in its 30th successful year, the Edinburgh International Television Festival is held annually over the August bank holiday weekend (26-28 August 2005), at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
www.edinburghcastle.biz /edinburgh_festivals.html   (2481 words)

 edinburgh festival article learnenglish
Edinburgh is also known as 'the festival city', and it's easy to see why, especially in the month of August.
The Edinburgh International Film festival is the longest continually running film festival in the world.
The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for educational and cultural relations.
www.learnenglish.org.uk /magazine/edinburgh_festival.html   (463 words)

 Edinburgh Book Festival 2004 - Introduction to the Book Festival
“ A book is like a garden in the pocket” - this delightful slogan captures the creative spirit of the Edinburgh Book Festival which has taken place since 1983 in the tranquil surroundings of Charlotte Square Gardens.
A perennial Book Festival favourite is the UK ’s number one bestselling crime writer, Ian Rankin whose grisly murderous novels are translated into 22 languages which have won prestigous awards.
Robert Louis Stevenson described Edinburgh as a “ profusion of eccentricities, this dream in masonry and living rock, not a scene in a theatre, but a city in the world of every day reality”...
www.edinburghguide.com /festival/2004/book/preview.shtml   (1755 words)

 Edinburgh Festivals - Edinburgh International Book Festival
FAITH LIDDELL was just a wide-eyed five year old when she first experienced the delights of the Edinburgh Festival.
A FORMER Fringe administrator and director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival is to lead the efforts to fend off challenges to the Capital's cultural showpieces.
IN HIS Sir William Gillies Lecture at the Royal Scottish Academy last week, Jonathan Mills, the new director of the Edinburgh International Festival, showed that he is an inspiring and imaginative choice with plenty of fresh ideas for this critical post.
www.edinburgh-festivals.com /topics.cfm?tid=893   (461 words)

 Edinburgh Festival - Edinburgh Hosts a Number of International Festivals including Fringe, Film and Book
The Edinburgh Festival is a generic term used to describe the cultural explosion which takes place in the city in August each year.
It is in fact made up of a variety of festivals and events including the International Festival, The Fringe, Book Festival, Film Festival, Military Tattoo, Jazz festival and Edinburgh Mela.
As home to the most vibrant calendar of international festivals and events, you can be sure that there's always something to tempt you during a stay in Edinburgh.
www.edinburgh.org /events/edinburgh_festival   (194 words)

 Book Town Annual Festivals
Visitors to the Edinburgh International Book Festival had the opportunity to enjoy, for the first time, an exhibition and promotional campaign on Wigtown, the National Book Town.
The new Book Town Company were proud to sponsor the launch of 'Landscapes', Tom Pow's third book of poetry and the first in collaboration with Hugh Bryden, who created 30 marvellous linocuts to match the text.
John Carter of The Bookshop in Wigtown told kirkmoor.com, "By targeting the Edinburgh International Book Festival the new Company was selling Wigtown directly to a book loving audience of 70,000 at one of Scotland's most prestigious events.
www.wigtownbookfestival.com /fullarticle.asp?articleID=7   (231 words)

 BBC - collective - edinburgh book festival 06
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the most fascinating of the many festivals taking place in the Scottish capital.
The most eclectic idea for a book must be David Peace’s decision to write about the volatile 44 days that Brian Clough served as manager at Leeds, as a novel in both the 1st and 2nd person.
As shown by his previous books on the Yorkshire Ripper and the Miners’ Strike, he’s inspired by events and people from Yorkshire, but his book on Clough was stoked by the fact that his favourite team, Huddersfield Town, were the first and last team to play Leeds in that time.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/collective/A13912382   (582 words)

 Edinburgh Book Festival - Features - Edinburghfestivals - Time Out London
There inevitably comes a point at the Edinburgh Fringe festival when you want to flee flee flee for the hills, and if anybody gets in your way, you will turn them into haggis.
Situated at the end of George Street, in Charlotte Square, the Edinburgh International Books Festival is an islet of white-tented calm.
If the Book Festival’s calm was of the complacent variety then it would no doubt induce a desire to start hurling scones and cream across the grass, but there’s always a sense that something could erupt at any moment.
www.timeout.com /london/edinburghfestivals/features/1845.html   (602 words)

 Edinburgh International Book Festival, meet the author events, book debates, book discussions, book workshops, book ...
In tribute and in memory, and because the Book Festival will always uphold freedom of expression and thought, we are making her talk (translated from Russian) available for all to listen to.
This year's Edinburgh International Book Festival has been hugely successful with almost 60% of events sold out, the Festival running at 80% capacity, and ticket sales up 8% from last year.
The Book Festival provides a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and people are seizing the opportunities we offer in ever-greater numbers.
www.edbookfest.co.uk   (553 words)

 Edinburgh Book Festival 2004
In Charlotte square gardens, the tents have been erected, and the bookshelves built, which means that the 21st Edinburgh International Book Festival 2004 is upon us.
Each year the Book Festival has grown in strength and interest, ever since it threw of its cautious bi-annual habit and replaced it with its annual mantle.
The Children’s Book Festival programme director Karen Mountney, has assured us that the Children's section has many delights and treats in store...
www.edinburghguide.com /festival/2004/book/index.shtml   (393 words)

 Veritaserum | Media- August 2004 | Transcript of JK Rowling's Edinburgh Book Festival Q&A
She is too busy writing huge thick books to get out much, but she has made an exception today, first to read from her latest novel and then to take some of your questions.
As I was writing book one, I was planning the rest, and book four was supposed to be where Harry's fame became a burden to him.
I didn't realise that by the time I wrote book four I would have met quite a lot of Ritas and people would assume that I was writing Rita in response to what had happened to me, which was not in fact the truth.
www.veritaserum.com /media/2004/08/15/jkr-edinburgh.shtml   (4941 words)

 Edinburgh-Royal Mile Festivals- 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Edinburgh International Festival began in 1947 and is one of the greatest celebrations of the arts, attracting audiences from around the world to the city's thrilling atmosphere.
The festivities offer a unique opportunity to experience the excitement of live performance by internationally renowned artists as well as the joy of discovering new and unfamiliar talent.
The end of the International Festival is celebrated every year by a spectacular firework display from The Castle accompanied by the music of The Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
www.edinburgh-royalmile.com /festivals.html   (597 words)

 Edinburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
While the official Edinburgh International Festival concentrates on what some like to call "the high arts," the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival is more eclectic, developing out of a spontaneous, grass-roots response to the international high-flyers up the road.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is one of the biggest literary festivals in the English-speaking world.
Against the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland's top tourist attraction, over 800 performers and 30 horses fill the city with the beat of marching bands, thrilling military re-enactments and daredevil stunts, as well as the haunting refrain of the last post and the lone piper.
www.europefamoushostels.com /en/edinburgh?page=1   (354 words)

 Scotland - Events - Edinburgh International Art Festival
Eif.Co.Uk Perhaps the world's most comprehensive arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh International Festival turns the city of Edinburgh into a mecca for lovers of opera, classical music, jazz, theatre, jazz, comedy, film and books.
Accommodation is particularly difficult to secure during the weeks of the festival and it pays to book well in advance for both the events and hotels.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival is now considered on par with Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals.
www.scotlandby.com /events/edinburgh_festival.htm   (192 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Festival lures literary 'titans'
Book festival director Catherine Lockerbie said: "Edinburgh is now the world's first Unesco City of Literature, in recognition of the deep and dynamic role literature plays in this land.
She said the imprisoned writers series was "a distinctive and vital" part of the festival.
Amnesty International's Rosemary Burnett said: "The wholehearted support of top book festival authors for these sessions is inspiring.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4148270.stm   (413 words)

 Provocations - Literature - Arts - The British Council United Kingdom
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the biggest public celebration of the written word in the world.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival hosts every kind of literary event - readings, discussions, debates and also the largest and most dynamic children's book programme.
The Book Festival runs from 10 to 26 August, concurrently with the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe and the Film Festival, ensuring that the city is filled with the finest performing and screen arts as well as the finest literature.
www.britishcouncil.org /provocationsbookcase   (248 words)

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