Edinburgh Book Fringe 2012
10th - 24th August 2012
The Edinburgh Book Fringe, organised by Word Power Books, welcomes a range of authors – from the bestseller lists and beyond. Seeking to engage locals as well as visitors to Edinburgh, every event at the Book Fringe is free and takes place in the bookshop.
Elaine Henry, one of the organisers of the Edinburgh Book Fringe and owner of Word Power Books, said: “We aim to show visitors to Edinburgh that there is a whole range of other literature available. We want to give space for open discussions and provide readers with an opportunity to really engage with writers”
With James Kelman launching his lastest novel, Mo Said She Was Quirky, on the opening night, the Book Fringe is certainly not one to miss during the jam-packed festival season.
All events will be held in Word Power Books, 43 - 45 West Nicolson Street.
For full details on all events visit word-power.co.uk
James Kelman 10th August, 7pm
Author of You Have to be Careful in the Land of the Free, opens the Book Fringe and launches his latest novel, Mo Said She Was Quirky.
Ciaran O’Driscoll and Alan Bisset 11th August, 1pm
Ciaran O’Driscoll launches A Year’s Midnight, his latest novel along with Alan Bisset, giving a performance of an extract from new play, The Red Hourglass.
Tom Macaulay and Bob Boyton 12th August, 1pm
Bob Boyton launches novel, Bomber Jackson Does Some and Macaulay will be discussing Paperboy, his autobiography.
A.C. Clarke, Maggie Rabatski and Sheila Templeton 13th August, 1pm
All three writers will give a lunchtime reading
Tom Leonard, Jow Lindsay, Peter Manson, Lila Matsumoto, nick-e melville, Iain Morrison and Claire Potter 13 August, 7pm
Evening readings from all seven writers.
Moira McPartlin and David Ebsworth 14 August, pm
Moira McPartlin, author of The Incomers, and David Ebsworth, author of The Jacobites' Apprentice, read at the Book Fringe.
Tadeusz Dabrowski 14 August, 6.30pm
The award winning Polish poet, essayist and critic, reads and discusses his work.
Tessa Ransford, Pauline Prior-Pitt and Chrys Salt 15th August, 1pm
After four years of sell-out performances, these three poets return to the Book Fringe for another reading...
Fi Martynoga 16 August, 1pm
Author of A Handbook of Scotland's Wild Harvests, discusses how to sustainably harness the free resources of our land.
Justin Katko, Pete McConville, Rodney Relax, Graeme Smith, and Sam Walton 16 August, 7pm
Evening readings from all five writers.
China Mieville 17 August, 1pm
The award-winning author reads from his latest novel, Railsea.
Neil Davidson 18th August, 1pm
Winner of the Deutscher Memorial Prize, he will be here to discuss How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?, his latest work.
Stewart Conn, Diana Hendry, James McGonigal and Angela McSeveney 19th August, 1pm
These three writers gather together to read in celebration of 30 years of the Mariscat Press.
Russell Kane 20th August, 1pm
Comedian Russell Kane comes to the Book Fringe to read from his first novel, The Humorist.
Ron Butlin 21st August, 1 pm
The Edinburgh Makar will be reading from his latest collection of poetry, The Magicians of Edinburgh.
Donavan Hohn 21 August, 2.30pm
Donavan Hohn discusses Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea.
Samar Yazbek 21 August, 6pm
The Syrian journalist discusses her latest book, A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution.
Iosi Havilio, and Christoph Simon 22nd August, 1pm
Join these two authors for a lunchtime reading.
Raja Shehadeh 22nd August, 2.30pm
Winner of the Orwell Prize, Raja Shehadeh will be discussing Occupation Diaries, his latest book.
Natasha Soobramanien, Liam Murray Bell and Nina de la Mer 22nd August, 7pm
These three excellent writers will be reading and discussing their work.
Lorna J. Waite, William Letford and Bert Flitcroft 23 August, 1pm
Lorna J.Waite, author of The Steel Garden, William Letford, author of Bevel, and Bert Flitfroft, author of Singing Puccini at the Kitchen Sink, give readings.
Aneurin Wright and Nicola Streeten 24th August, 1pm
Both writers will be chatting about their memoirs, Wright’s Things to do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park, and Streeten’s Billy, Me and You.
Patience Agbabi, Alan Gillis and Brian McCabe 24th August, 7pm
Patience Agbabi, Alan Gillis and Brian McCabe will be launching Edinburgh Review 135.