Sunday, 11 August 2013

The perfect beginning and plenty more to come

Wow – what a day we had yesterday!

There was dancing and drumming.

Books being browsed...

...and books being signed.

Jeremy Strong made the audience laugh their socks off...

and Salman Rushdie told us that ‘You cannot be a novelist unless you are fully engaged in life’.

And that was only day one!

There is so much more in store this evening and tomorrow, including many events with tickets available. Below is a hand picked selection of things you might like to see. For the full programme of events see our website.

Later today…

Rome-born Niccolò Ammaniti unveils his new novel, Let the Games Begin at 7pm, tickets cost £7 (£5).

Alice Rawsthorn shows how design is not just about the glamorous worlds of fashion and the Bauhaus, it is also a vital agent of change. At 8:30pm, tickets cost £10 (£8)

Harriet Tuckey tells the forgotten story of her father Griffith Pugh, the mountaineer whose scientific breakthroughs made the first ascent of Everest possible. At 8:30pm, tickets cost £10 (£8).

And tomorrow (Monday 12 August)...
Journey through Alexandria and Colombia with Michael Jacobs & Peter Stothard at 11am, tickets cost £10 (£8).

This year’s Carnegie Medal winner, Sally Gardner, presents her fairy detective Emily Vole at 12 noon, tickets cost £4.50 (Age range 7-10).

Brigadier David Allfrey from the Edinburgh Tattoo presents his enchanting story for youngsters, The Tattoo Fox, which was inspired by a real vixen on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. At 2pm, tickets cost £4.50 (Families and 7+).

There will be literary Chinese whispers when Adam Thirlwell presents his magnificent feat of translation - The Multiples project at 3:30pm, tickets cost £10 (£8).

Three of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 2003 – Rachel Cusk, A L Kennedy and Toby Litt – share the stage at 5pm, tickets cost £10 (£8).

Our Blueprint Debate for the day examines Justice – come and have your say at 7pm, tickets cost £10 (£8).

Val McDermid presents her brand new thriller, Cross and Burn at 8pm, tickets cost £10 (£8).

Not able to join us?  

If you’re not able to come and join us we’re live tweeting from selected events – follow #edbookfest for the latest.