Saturday, 24 August 2013

So little time, so much to do

The final weekend is here. But don’t be sad – there are still 3 days of bookish fun to be had. 

Our Stripped programme of events celebrating comics, graphic novels and the people who create them is well and truly underway. Catch up with what happened on Stripped Friday with this handy Storify.

If you're coming to Charlotte Square Gardens this weekend pop in to our Mini Comic Fair in 5 Charlotte Square. You'll find many of Scotland's finest comics creators promoting their work. See the full line up on the Stripped blog.


There are still tickets available for lots of Book Festival events. Among the many marvellous authors appearing this weekend are…

Saturday 24 August

Classic comic strip creator Posy Simmonds presents her collection Mrs Weber’s Omnibus at 4:30pm. £10 (£8)

Sally Magnusson reveals the winners of this year’s prestigious James Tait Black Prizes at 6.30pm. £10 (£8)

In a double bill of fine fiction Eleanor Catton presents her Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel The Luminaries while Hannah Kent brings her stunning debut set in Iceland at 7pm. £7 (£5)

Hannah Berry and Gareth Brookes present their graphic novels with a gothic twist at 8.30pm. £7 (£5)

Sunday 25 August
Paula Byrne sheds new light on Jane Austen at 10.30am £10 (£8)

Paul McMahon and Andrew Rugasira take an optimistic look at feeding the world’s growing population at 2pm. £10 (£8)

We’re celebrating a generation of comic genius when our panel of industry experts traces the success of 2000 AD at 3pm. £10 (£8)

Margaret Atwood shares the joy of playing with literary forms with fellow genre-bending authors Naomi Alderman and Valerie Martin at 4.30pm. £10 (£8)

Poet Amin Haddad and musicians Eskenderella bring musical poetry from the heart of the Egyptian revolution at 8.30pm. £10 (£8)

There will be crime writing with a twist courtesy of Niall Leonard and Russ Litten at 8.30pm. £7 (£5)

Ceri Levy shares the stories behind the exotically drawn Extinct Boids at 8.30pm. £7 (£5)