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Edinburgh International Book Festival

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We are thrilled to be partnering with Edinburgh International Book Festival 2021.

Running 14th - 30th August, this year Edinburgh is staging a hybrid festival with events streamed online along with many in-person events held at the Edinburgh College of Art within Edinburgh University.

Calibre are supporting their Story Nation programme, which brings the Book Festival direct to communities across Scotland who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. We have worked with them to create a fabulous selection of books by featured authors from the festival, so Calibre members can join in with the events and then listen to the book in our collection.

Our news page has all the book details and event links you need, and you can find quick access to our featured authors here. We have also selected some great podcasts from previous festivals with other authors you can listen to in our collection that we hope you'll enjoy.

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Photo courtesy of Edinburgh International Book Festival. Copyright Robin Mair.

Featured Author

Monique Roffey

Listen here.

Book of the Day

The Mermaid of Black Conch

The Mermaid of Black Conch

byMonique Roffey

Featured Books

The books selected for the Story Nation Care Home programme are:

Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden

The Accidental Footballer by Pat Nevin

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan

Lev’s Violin: An Italian Adventure by Helena Attlee

Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

The Mermaid of the Black Conch by Monique Roffey

LOTE by Shola von Reinhold

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn

The Young Team by Graeme Armstrong

We Are Attempting To Survive Our Time by A L Kennedy

The Long Drop by Denise Mina

Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Purpose of Power by Alicia Garza

For more details on these titles and links to listen to the books and their corresponding Edinburgh events, please visit our Festival News here.