Media Review – Edinburgh International Book Festival

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.

You can hear our full preview at around 8’32 minutes in to August’s podcast. Full details are below. But the smallVOICE team all have their reasons for their choices, so make sure you have a listen!

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!


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