EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL: NICOLA STURGEON MEETS SHUGGIE BAIN

Yesterday at the Book Festival was full with families and small children dancing along to SprogRock on the outdoor stage, Emma Dabiri explored issues of race and racism, Gavin Esler & Samir Puri discussed Brexit and the future of Britain with Ruth Wishart.

EVENTS TODAY – Sunday 29 August

(Events marked ** will be shown on the Big Screen in the Book Festival Courtyard at Edinburgh College of Art)

09:30     Drawalong with Lucy Farfort (Facebook)

10:00     Gordon Brown:  Global Crisis, Global Solutions** (Watch here)

11:15     Lucy Farfort:  Build Your Own Magical Den (Watch here)

11:30     Tom de Freston & Kiran Millwood Hargrave: In Search of Sharks** (Watch here)

13:00     Charlotte Higgins:  Why Greek Myths Still Matter** (Watch here)

14:15     Ming Chen, Wah Chen & Carmen Vela: One Day We Had to Run** (Watch here)

14:30     Arifa Akbar:  The Complexity of Sisterhood (Watch here)

16:00     Abir Mukherjee with Val McDermid, pictured: Calcutta on the Brink** (Watch here)

17:15     Katie Kitamura: Familiarity and Contempt (Watch here)

17:30     Maggie Nelson:  The Many Meanings of Freedom** (Watch here)

19:00     Kazuo Ishiguro:  On Being Human** (Watch here)

Supported by the Hawthornden Literary Retreat

20:15     Charles Yu: Smashing Hollywood Stereotypes (Watch here)

20:30     Michael Pedersen presents Good Grief!** (Watch here)

EVENTS TOMORROW – Monday 30 August

The late William McIlvanney at Edinburgh Book Festival. Picture by Bill Heaney

09:30     Drawalong with Madeline Pinkerton (Facebook)

10:00     Philip Ardagh:  Puss in Boots**

10:15     Be the Change with Gina Martin

11:30     Can Artists Still Break the Rules? Revisiting Strategy: Get Arts**

13:00     Leone Ross:  All the Flavours of Love**

13:15     Roisin Kiberd & Lauren Oyler: Online and Disconnected

14:30     Ian Rankin, pictured, William McIlvanney – The Last Word **

16:00     Wellbeing and Resilience: Imagining a Better Future

16:15     Helena Merriman: Undermining the Berlin Wall**

17:30     Playing with Books:  The Yellow Door by Kathleen Jamie**

19:00     Alicia Garza: Building Moments Into Movements**

19:15     Hari Kunzru:  The Breakdown of Truth

20:30     Douglas Stuart with Nicola Sturgeon: Welcome Home, Shuggie Bain**

(Events marked ** will be shown on the Big Screen in the Book Festival Courtyard at Edinburgh

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Shuggie Bain author Douglas Stuart.

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