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Edinburgh International Book Festival announces 2017 programme

It won't be long before the book festival tents go up again to welcome over 1000 authors, poets, illustrators, journalists, historians, politicians and playwrights. The festival runs from 12 to 28 August and tickets go on sale on Tuesday 20 June..Read more
Echoes of the City explores Edinburgh’s literary streets image

Echoes of the City explores Edinburgh’s literary streets

Geo-locational podwalk app, Echoes of the City, is set to take residents and tourists on a literary trail of the city featuring stories from emerging writers. Read more
D.E. Stevenson honoured at childhood home image

D.E. Stevenson honoured at childhood home

A plaque commemorating the life and work of Edinburgh author Dorothy Emily Stevenson has been unveiled in the New Town as part of a scheme run by Historic Environment Scotland. Read more

What's on in Edinburgh in the next 14 days

Thu 15 - Sun 18 June

LeithLate 2017

LeithLate celebrates another year of visual art, theatre, music, poetry, and live music as the Festival returns to the artistic and atmospheric Leith area. Read more
Fri 30 June - Sun 2 August

RebusFest

This year Ian Rankin's much-loved detective celebrates his 30th anniversary. In collaboration with the Orion Publishing Group, Rankin is hosting a weekend of literature, art, music, film, and more, running from 30 June to 2 July. Read more
Mon 26 June

Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary

JK Rowling and Bloomsbury are inviting fans from all over the world to get involved in celebrating the 20th birthday of the first Harry Potter Book, featuring themed party events, new Hogwarts House themed editions, and much more. Read more