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Merchiston Castle School, Scotland’s leading independent school for boys, hosted best-selling author AF Steadman for a private book launch and signing on 1 May.  Author of the award-winning Skandar series, Steadman held the exclusive event at the Edinburgh school...
Edinburgh locals and those with a connection to the city are being invited to share stories and memories of the former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, now redeveloped as the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh Futures Institute, as part...

“Ex-Girlfriend”: A Journey from a Classroom Critique to a Haunting Thriller

Rosie Walker's latest novel began as a short story she wrote in 2011 to be critiqued by her fellow students as part of her...

David Salariya Interviewed: Unlocking the Power of ‘Words and Pictures’ in Books for Children

One name comes to the forefront in children's literature, where creativity is unrestricted: David Salariya, known for founding The Salariya Book Company in 1989. The...

Glasgow’s Drygate Hosts Unveiling of Scotland’s Cultural Influencers, Featuring Jenny Niven

Jenny Niven, the Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, has been unveiled today as one of Scotland's cultural influencers in The List magazine's...

Unveiling ‘Orson the Great’: An Intriguing Blend of Magic, Mystery, and Mastery

In 1970s London, two magicians must battle it out for the ultimate prize in magic. IntroducingORSON THE GREATbyColm McElwain ‘A suspense-filled magical bonanza led by a...

An Artistic Journey: The Tapestries of Scotland and Beyond (Monday 20th November)

A unique event is set to unfold at Colinton Library on Monday, 20th November at 6.30 pm. Esteemed artist Dr. Andrew Crummy MBE will...

Edinburgh Welcomes 11 New UNESCO Cities of Literature to Its Literary Family

Being the world's inaugural UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh joyfully embraces the addition of eleven new Cities of Literature into its literary kin. Today UNESCO...

Pentland Book Festival 2023: A Journey Through Youthful Creativity and Empowerment

There are numerous exciting events scheduled for the Pentland Book Festival 2023, and we would be delighted if you could join us. If you...

Young Authors Bring North Bridge’s History to Life in New Books

Schoolchildren in Edinburgh have recently authored two new books, drawing inspiration from the historical significance and restoration efforts surrounding the city's iconic North Bridge. On...

Edinburgh International Book Festival Welcomes Jenny Niven as Director

Today the Edinburgh International Book Festival announces that Jenny Niven, a leading cultural producer and director who has worked with a range of influential...

The Joy of Words: Unveiling the 2023 Programme of the Edinburgh International Book Festival

The 2023 programme of the Edinburgh International Book Festival has been unveiled, commemorating The Joy of Words and the festival's 40-year tenure as the...

The Edinburgh International Book Festival announces partnership with Waterstones

The Edinburgh International Book Festival announced a new partnership with Waterstones, the UK's leading book retailer. With 29 bookshops in Scotland and a total of...

Edinburgh Magazine: The Fascinating Legacy of Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine

Edinburgh Magazine was launched by Firefly Magazines in January 2020, right before the outbreak of COVID-19. As the fifth local magazine under Firefly, it...

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