It’s that wonderful time of the year again, and as Edinburgh heads into its month of festival fun, we’re getting ready for lots of events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival! We have plenty going on, so here is a run-down of all the fantastic events where you can find our wonderfully talented authors and illustrators …
First up, Kate Greenaway-longlisted illustrator Emma Shoard takes to the stage on Saturday 10th of August from 3.45 – 4.45pm to explore her powerful and unsettling illustrations in Mal Peet’s dark novella Good Boy. Join Emma as she discusses the process of interpreting someone else’s story and watch as she brings her art to life before your eyes. This event is for ages 9+ and tickets can be bought here for £5.
On Wednesday 14th of August top-class illustrator Tom Morgan-Jones is telling tales of The Red Dread from 12.15 – 1.15pm. This interactive, energetic event will be full of live drawing and storytelling and is perfect for all little readers aged 3–6. Tickets can be bought here for £5.
An event for illustration fans on Thursday 15th of August from 2 – 3pm as Molly Rogers illustrator Kasia Matyjaszek joins EIBF illustrator-in-residence Eilidh Muldoon alongside a panel of fellow artists to discuss the wonder of picture books in translation. This event is part of the adult programme and tickets can be bought here for £8 (£6 concessions).
Award-winning authors Alex Wheatle and Anthony McGowan are in conversation on Monday 19th of August from 7 – 8pm. The critically acclaimed pair will be discussing writing the stories of ‘tough teens’ and the heroes of their powerful, true to life short novels Kerb-Stain Boys and Lark. This event is for ages 12+ and tickets can be bought here for £5.
Learn all about the heroic paratroopers & parachuting dogs of WWII with Tom Palmer on Wednesday 21st of August from 5.30 – 6.30pm. Tom will be reading from his new novel D-Day Dog and discussing historical fiction in this reluctant reader focused event. This event is for ages 8+ and tickets can be bought here for £5.
On Tuesday 20th August from 7 – 8pm we’re back hosting another evening of learning to love books in ‘Cracking the Reading Code’! Come along to hear award-winning authors Tom Palmer, Alex Wheatle and Sally Gardner discuss the power and accessibility of the short novel. This event is part of the adult programme and tickets can be bought here for £8 (£6 concessions).
Last but certainly not least, on Friday 23rd of August from 3.45 – 4.45pm bestselling author Gill Lewis is joined by conservationist Ruth Tingay to discuss Ruth’s work with the Global Raptor Network and how a real wildlife tragedy inspired Gill’s novel Eagle Warrior. A perfect afternoon for any young environmentalists! This event is for ages 10–14 and tickets can be bought here for £5.
Phew what a month! We can’t wait to see you all at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019!