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Congratulations to Edinburgh artist and children’s writer Catherine Rayner and a very smelly dog called Louie! Catherine’s ninth solo book Smelly Louie has just been named the winner of the Peters Book of the Year 2015 Competition, Picture Book category. Commenting on the award, Catherine said: ‘Awards give a book… read more >>

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The Edinburgh International Science Festival (4-19 April 2015) is not only the biggest science-related festival in Europe, but is also a major partner delivering science shows in the United Arab Emirates. Its very massiveness is fuelled by the huge diversity of artists, scientists, performers, musicians, crafters and writers who are… read more >>

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Edinburgh might not be the biggest of cities but it’s definitely the kind of place you can discover something new every day. Pizza and charismatic school teachers might not be an obvious match, but for PizzaExpress in Edinburgh’s Morningside it seemed a marriage made in heaven. The former Braid Church,… read more >>

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Last Thursday Looking Glass Book was packed for the launch of The Way Out, a new collection of short stories by Vicki Jarrett. Vicki is an alumna of the Trust’s Story Shop project, held every year in partnership with Edinburgh International Book Festival, where she read Loving the Alien which… read more >>

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Every day is a literary day in Edinburgh as a City of Literature, but this year 20th March is World Storytelling Day and 21st March is officially World Poetry Day! World Storytelling Day started in Sweden in 1991 and is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern… read more >>

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The programme for the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival has been announced and literature is front and centre with a landmark adaptation of one of Scotland’s most legendary novels and the ‘recreation’ of a production of one of its most Gothic. The world premiere of Lanark, based on the novel by… read more >>

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The eighth Edinburgh Award was presented last night by the Lord Provost to Edinburgh war veteran and charity worker Tom Gilzean. The former Royal Engineer has raised more than £100,000 for local causes, and continues to dedicate his time fundraising at the age of 94. Like the previous titleholders, as well… read more >>

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Edinburgh Libraries recently played host to the East and Fife regional finals of the inaugural Poetry by Heart Scotland competition organised by the Scottish Poetry Library. Poetry By Heart Scotland is an exciting competition for students in S4-S6 in Scottish secondary schools, challenging them to learn and recite poems by heart… read more >>

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After a year off, crime writer Ian Rankin has revealed details about a new Inspector Rebus novel. Even Dogs in the Wild, will be released in October and will see Rebus come out of retirement to help former colleague Siobhan Clarke solve a murky murder. This will be the 20th… read more >>

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