Our Media Review this month is really a PREVIEW! We are doing something a bit different and planning a virtual trip to the Edinburgh International Book Festival which is taking place in August 2022 in Edinburgh – and online. So we’ve highlighted events available digitally so that, wherever you are, you can enjoy conversations about books …. always a good thing! Many of the events are available to watch online until the end of September.
The online offering is ‘pay what you can’ so it’s a really accessible way to enjoy the festival.
Anne’s pick of the festival: Oliver Bullough with Ian Rankin: How Britain Got Addicted to Dirty Money (Thursday 25 August at 1730 – 1830). Also:
Richard Coles: The Canon of Crime (Friday 26 August 1300 – 1400)
Noam Chomsky: Dissent Across the Decades (Friday 26 August 1730 – 1830) and Liz Lochhead: 50 Years of a Pioneering Poet (Thursday 25 August 1130 – 1230)
Holly’s choice is Hollie McNish & Joelle Taylor: Taboo-Busting Poets at Work (Tue 23 Aug 19:00 – 20:00) See Slug and other things I’ve been told to hate by Hollie McNish Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group and Joelle Taylor’s website.
And, finally, Darren’s festival pick is Emily St John Mandel: Parallel Worlds and Artistic Possibilities (Sat 20 Aug 1630-1730)
As we said, it’s pay what you can to watch online. Available live, then on-demand after the event. Let us know what you enjoy the most!