The line-up for the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival has been announced, and there are simply buckets of events with Nosy Crow authors and illustrators – there’s something for everyone! Tickets don’t go on sale for a couple of weeks, but are bound to sell out fast, so here’s a look at what’s happening at the festival this year – start planning now…
On Tuesday 16 August at 11:45am, Ross Collins, author-illustrator of the Greenaway-shortlisted There’s a Bear on my Chair, will show you how he draws creatures great and small, before giving you a chance to create some colourful characters of your own. You can find out more here – and here’s a look inside the book:
On Saturday 20 August at 10:30am, Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret author Lyn Gardner will share the stage with Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow, for an event that’s bound to be perfect for fans of mystery. You can find out more here – and here’s a look inside the book:
On Saturday 20 August at 12:15pm, award-winning author Pamela Butchart will be sharing the latest adventure of Izzy, star of the Baby Aliens series, with Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies. Expect a LOTS of laughs… You can find out more here – and here’s a look inside the book:
On Sunday 21 August at 10:30am, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam creators Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton will lead a show-stopping event to celebrate the launch of their new picture book, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase. You can find out more here – and here’s a look inside the book:
On Monday 22 August at 7:30pm, The Many Worlds of Albie Bright author Christopher Edge will be taking part in The Great YA Debate – an incredible panel of authors answering the question, “What is Young Adult fiction?” You can find out more here – and here’s a look inside The Many Worlds of Albie Bright:
On Saturday 27 August at 3:15pm, Axel Scheffler will be on stage sharing the latest wonderful picture book in the Pip and Posy series, Pip and Posy: The New Friend – with live-drawing, a reading from the book, and more. You can find out more here – and here’s a look inside the book:
On Monday 29 August at 1:15pm, Hrefna Bragadottir brings you her heart-warming debut picture book, Baxter’s Book, with live drawing and the chance for you to create your own exciting book character. You can find out more here – and here’s a look inside the book:
And finally, on Monday 29 August at 5:30pm, author Philip Ardagh and illustrator Axel Scheffler say goodbye to the Grunts with The Grunts on the Run, the final book in the hilarious series, in an event packed with familiar faces and disgusting delights. You can find out more here – and here’s a look inside the book:
Tickets for every event at the festival go on sale at 8:30am on Tuesday 21 June – mark your calendars, and we hope to see you there!
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