Edinburgh Book Festival 2021

202114aug(aug 14)10:00 am31(aug 31)2:30 pmEdinburgh Book Festival 2021

the world in words

Event Details

After a universally challenging year, it’s onwards and upwards as we launch 2021’s exciting programme of live, online Book Festival events.

A stellar line-up of over 300 writers, artists and thinkers from around the globe come together this August to share their ideas and stories for a changing world – and all online events are available to book from today.

Enjoy more than 250 events for adults, children and families online, all available to watch on a Pay What You Can basis. Online events offer the opportunity to chat with fellow book lovers and connect with authors by asking questions in our live Q&As. You can also catch up on events at a time that suits, and there’s unlimited ticket availability for the online programme, so you needn’t worry about missing out. Visit our How To Book page for all the information you’ll need.

In this exciting new chapter for the Book Festival, a wide range of the live-streamed events will also have in-person audiences at our new Festival home, the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh College of Art. Around half of our participants will appear in person in Edinburgh, while others join digitally from their homes around the world. Tickets for socially-distanced in-person events will go on sale from midday on 22 July.

The lovely, accessible buildings and grassy outdoor areas that make up the Edinburgh College of Art, reside on Lauriston Place in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. With magnificent views of Edinburgh Castle, it is just a short stroll from the Grassmarket, with excellent transport links to the rest of the city.

Full programme on this link.

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14 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 31 (Tuesday) 2:30 pm