Good Morning and welcome to the final day of the public programme for the 2021 Edinburgh International Book Festival (our schools programme continues tomorrow with the online Baillie Gifford Gala day with events for primary age pupils), writes FRANCES SUTTON

Yesterday at the Book Festival we welcomed Gordon Brown, pictured above, who explored some of the major global problems he believes need to be addressed, Charlotte Higgins reimagined the Greek Myths, Katie Kitamura was in conversation with Elif Shafak and Kazuo Ishiguro talked about his latest novel, Klara and the Sun.

EVENTS TODAY – Monday 30 August

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

09:30     Drawalong with Madeline Pinkerton (Facebook)

10:00     Philip Ardagh:  Puss in Boots** (Watch here)

10:15     Be the Change with Gina Martin (Watch here)

11:30     Can Artists Still Break the Rules? Revisiting Strategy: Get Arts** (Watch here)

Supported by the University of Edinburgh

13:00     Leone Ross:  All the Flavours of Love** (Watch here)

13:15     Roisin Kiberd & Lauren Oyler: Online and Disconnected (Watch here)

14:30     Ian Rankin, pictured right, and William McIlvanney – The Last Word ** (Watch here)

Supported by CMS

16:00     Wellbeing and Resilience: Imagining a Better Future (Watch here)

16:15     Helena Merriman: Undermining the Berlin Wall** (Watch here)

17:30     Playing with Books:  The Yellow Door by Kathleen Jamie** (Watch here)

19:00     Alicia Garza: Building Moments Into Movements** (Watch here)

19:15     Hari Kunzru:  The Breakdown of Truth (Watch here)

Supported by the Hawthornden Literary Retreat

20:30     Douglas Stuart,  with Nicola Sturgeon: Welcome Home, Shuggie Bain** (Watch here)

               Supported by The Open University in Scotland

Events tomorrow – Tuesday 31 August

The Baillie Gifford Schools Gala day will take place online tomorrow, and you can see all details of the events for primary school pupils here

I hope you have enjoyed our hybrid 2021 Edinburgh International Book Festival, either in person at our new home at the Edinburgh College of Art, or virtually by joining us online.  Thank you for your support, and we very much hope to see you again, in person, in 2022.

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