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Today (Thursday 25 August 2016) in the Edinburgh Book Festival’s Spiegeltent, Anniken Blomberg read her short story ‘The Optimism of Clocks’ in the 150th performance of Story Shop. She read to a charming audience that helped the City of Literature Trust celebrate the 10th anniversary of Story Shop. Starting in… read more >>

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Welsh tragedy Iphigenia in Splott by playwright Gary Owen has won this year’s £10,000 James Tait Black Prize for Drama, announced by playwright and director David Greig at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre on 22 August. Iphigenia in Splott centres around a young woman named Effie, who is depicted with behavioral issues and drinking problems. The… read more >>

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Aslı Erdoğan, an ICORN guest writer in sister City of Literature Krakow in 2015, has been arrested in Turkey. Erdoğan is a Turkish writer, columnist and human rights activist and was arrested following a police raid into her apartment. This is not a stand-alone event, as more than twenty journalists and… read more >>

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The winners of the 2015 James Tait Black Prizes for Biography and Fiction were announced last night by Sally Magnusson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Both prizes had a strong shortlist, which had been narrowed down from over 400 books by a dedicated group of academics and students at the University of Edinburgh. Each… read more >>

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Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust champions Edinburgh’s writers and is pleased to announce that seven authors will be honoured with a commemorative plaque in 2016. The scheme, run by Historic Environment Scotland, celebrates significant historic figures by awarding plaques to be erected on the buildings where they lived or… read more >>

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The UNESCO Cities of Literature have drawn up a summer reading list with each city recommending a book by an author from their city. This project was started in 2015 by Krakow City of Literature, and is a great way of providing only a snippet of insight into the exceptional literary… read more >>

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Where will you be in the evenings during August? Over the last seven years, Unbound has made its way from new idea to a firm favourite for free literary entertainment. So we’ve selected 5 Spiegeltent nights Not To Be Missed. From Sutherland to Saskatoon Monday 15 August From founding nations… read more >>

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The first official weekend of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is bearing down on us, the city is filling up. With so much to see and choose from, here are a select few literary events to make these decisions a bit easier. If your boat is new words, spoken words, poetic words,… read more >>

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