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Freight Books at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017

Freight Books at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017
13th November 2016

There are an astonishing thirteen events featuring Freight Books authors at the Edinburgh international Book Festival, the largest and most prestigious book festival in the world. We love the Charlotte Square setting of EIBF – an oasis of calm in the Edinburgh Fringe madness.

Saturday 12th August

10:15 – 11:15 Carnegie Medal-winner Frank Cottrell Boyce and Carl MacDougall discuss their short story collections, live on BBC Radio Scotland.

16:30 – 17:30 Glasgow’s high-rise projects are discussed by the author and editor of Disappearing Glasgow, Chris Leslie and Johnny Rodger.


Sunday 13th August

18:30 – 19:30 A treat for poetry lovers, as two outstanding Scottish poets, Rachel McCrum and Miriam Nash read from their debut collections.


Tuesday 15th August

19:00 – 20:00 Meena Kandasamy and Helen McClory explore the the wilder shores of love and loss with their latest novels.


Wednesday 16th August

10:15 – 11:15 An essential event for lovers of nature and poetry and nature poetry, Jim Carruth and Thomas A Clark take us to places wild and rural.

19:00 – 20:00 Hwang Sok-yong and Ever Dundas talk with veteran literary journalist Stuart Kelly about their novels, which look at the world from the edge of society.


Thursday 17th August

12:30 – 13:30 Claire Askew and Russell Jones are ready to take you on a poetic journey through Edinburgh, using their anthology Umbrellas of Edinburgh as a guide.


Saturday 19th August

16:00 – 15:00 A corker of an event, this one. Champagne expert, and author of I Love Champagne Davy Zyw shares his knowledge over finger sandwiches and glasses of fizz.

19:00 – 20:00 Dilys Rose and Francis Spufford’s latest novels look at two cities, Edinburgh and New York respectively, as they sat on the edge of the modern world.


Sunday 20th August

15:30 – 16:30 Dundee International Book Prize winner Jessica Thummel and Tommy Wieringa’s novels look at masculinity, identity and sexuality.


Monday 21st August

12:30 – 13:30 Gerry Hassan and Michael Keating explore the changing nature of Scottish devolution, and will discuss what path will prove more prosperous for Scotland.


Wednesday 23rd August

20:30 – 21:30 Julian Furman and Ciaran McMenamin’s debut novels examine the lives of people living in divided societies.


Monday 28th August

14:00 – 15:00 Granta Best Young British Novelist Naomi Alderman and arts journalist Philip Miller talk about the lure of the supernatural in their writing.