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One of the most anticipated events in Edinburgh’s literary calendar kicks off on Saturday – the Christian Aid book sale. Focused on St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church on George Street, the whole church is packed with books, music, paintings, you name it, to the extent that it spills… read more >>

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Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is delighted to welcome Esther Rutter as its new Project Manager. Esther joins the Trust from the Wordsworth Trust at Dove Cottage in the Lake District where she spent three years transforming their education and creative programmes for young writers. Previously she was part… read more >>

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One of crime writing’s top awards – Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015 – has announced its longlist and Edinburgh’s own Ian Rank is on it with the 19th – yes, the 19th – Inspector Rebus novel. Incredibly, he’s not the only one! Saints of the Shadow… read more >>

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With nearly 70 events featuring world class authors and illustrators, the Baillie Gifford Schools Programme at the Edinburgh International Book Festival offers something to keep every pupil informed and entertained. Younger pupils will love Mio Shapley who will perform wonderful musical tales from Japan, the Macastory duo venture to far-away… read more >>

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Planning a summer holiday or remembering a cherished childhood trip? Get writing about it for the Scottish Book Trust Journeys project. Your writing could be published in a book that will be distributed across the country during Book Week Scotland 2015. Whether the journey is physical – the adventure of… read more >>

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There will be a new member of Team Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust – please give a warm welcome to Eleanor Pender. Eleanor joins the Trust from the Traverse Theatre where she worked as Press and Media Officer. She will take up her role as Communications Executive on 15… read more >>

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Following extensive public consultation on the cultural future of Edinburgh, Desire Lines will present its findings on 19 May at Summerhall. Commenting on the document, Desire Lines said, ‘It will be a call to action with a series of clear aims and we feel it’s a good reflection of the… read more >>

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Edinburgh’s most famous dog takes to the BBC Radio airwaves in the hands of ‘Scotland’s finest contemporary writer’ according to Alexander McCall Smith. Ronald Frame’s Victorian thriller radio play, Greyfriars, is based on the legendary dog Bobby and his master John Gray. Petty thieves are at work in Edinburgh’s historic High Street and… read more >>

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There’s always room in Edinburgh for a new book festival, so welcome to MoreFun, a four-day celebration of books for children living in Moredun, Gilmerton and neighbouring communities. MoreFun aims to really inspire children to get reading and writing and take part in creative activities. Confirmed so far are storytellers… read more >>

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Fans of Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling rejoice! A third Robert Galbraith crime novel is planned for publication in the autumn. Called Career in Evil it follows on from The Silkworm and The Cuckoo’s Calling and features detective Cormoran Strike once more. Rowling has said she plans several ‘Robert Galbraith’ novels and… read more >>

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