The organising committee of Edinburgh International Book Festival are thrilled to announce that they are creating a special online edition of the Book Festival for 2020!

Made up of more than 100 events for adults, families and children, the programme will feature both live and pre-recorded conversations with leading writers, poets and artists from around the world. From Saturday 15 to Monday 31 August, book lovers across the world would be able to watch every event for free on EIBF website and YouTube channel.

We are very excited to bring the essence of our wonderful Festival to our loyal supporters – and new audiences – by presenting live online events for the first time ever in a series of ambitious, innovative and exciting conversations.

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EIBF Director, Nick Barley, says: “The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a crucial part of the literary year for Scottish and British writers and publishers, and we felt strongly that we needed to showcase the very best writing and ideas despite not being able to come together in Charlotte Square Gardens in Edinburgh this August.”

Full details of the programme and participating authors for the 2020 Book Festival online, and information on how you can access the events, will be announced at the end of July.

For all the updates, follow us on social media and sign-up to receive our e-bulletin. In the meantime, get excited for August by reliving past events on our YouTube channel and on your favourite podcast platform, including Apple PodcastsSpotifyAcast and more.

Special thanks goes to The Scottish Government, Creative Scotland, The City of Edinburgh Council and many of our sponsors and donors, including Baillie Gifford, People’s Postcode Lottery and a number of generous individuals, for helping us to make our online Book Festival a reality this year.

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