Organised by Word Power Books, the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair will take place in Edinburgh at the end of October.
The book fair celebrates themes, writers and small, independent presses which may be neglected by more mainstream festivals. Every year it brings to Edinburgh a mixture of readings, book launches, film screenings, exhibitions and workshops.
The programme never fails to deliver provocative and progressive events, with talks and readings.
RICHARD GOTT, author of Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt, opens the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
MIKA MINIO-PALUELLO & JAMES MARRIOTT, authors of The Oil Road, & OWEN LOGAN, co-editor of Flammable Societies
CLAIRE WILSON discusses Cellmates: Our Lessons in Cancer, Life, Love and Loss with MARIE FALLON and ELSPETH SALTER
IAN COBAIN, author of Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture, and A. T. WILLIAMS, author of A Very British Killing: The Death of Baha Mousa
ALAN BISSETT performs his latest one-man show, The Red Hourglass
DAVID GRAEBER speaks on Debt: The First 5,000 Years
SELMA JAMES, DAVID FEATHERSTONE and DAN TRILLING discuss Race, Sex, Class, and Solidarity
Flammable Societies Photographic Exhibition
There will be a Photographic Exhibition by Owen Logan called Flammable Societies - based on Flammable Societies: Studies on the Socio-Economics of Oil and Gas. OWEN LOGAN is a photographer and writer and a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen where he worked with the Lives in the Oil Industry oral history project. His work has been exhibited and published widely and is in the art collection of the Scottish Parliament. He is a contributing editor to Variant magazine.