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Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Book Festival originally took place in a tent in Edinburgh in 1983. At first a biannual event, the Festival became yearly in 1997. It is now a large international event, central to Edinburgh's acclaimed August arts celebrations. Perhaps as a result of this, Edinburgh was named the first UNESCO City of Literature in 2004. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Edinburgh International Book Festival has hosted 2 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1999 Speech.

Recent Programs

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    Coleridge: Volume II, Darker Reflections

    Author Richard Holmes talked about his book Coleridge: Volume II, Darker Reflections, published by Pantheon Reflections. He…

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    Fighting for Peace

    General Sir Michael Rose talked about his book Fighting for Peace published by Harvill Press. The book detailed his time as…

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