New Beginnings | Abir Mukherjee

19th October 2018

A new short story from award-winning author Abir Mukherjee, inspired by his journey from Edinburgh to Stornoway to Kolkata, India, as part of our New Passages project, supported by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery....

New Passages at the Book Festival

11th October 2018

New Passages, a project conducted in partnership with An Lanntair, Stornoway, and the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, which enabled us to unite Scottish and Indian writers and take them on a round trip from Edinburgh to the Isle of Le...

Little Acts of Rebellion and Love

5th October 2018

We held a series of events in Scotland's Prisons this summer, expanding a programme which in 2017 led an attendee to say the experience made them ‘feel recognised as human beings’. Read on to find out more....

Two special events in November

21st September 2018

Yesterday we announced two exciting new events for the autumn. Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and bestselling writer of The Essex Serprent, Sarah Perry, both come to Edinburgh in November....

ReimagiNation: Livingston – Moving Voices

4th July 2018

Daniel Gray leads the final stage of our tour of Scotland's New Towns. He's been speaking to Livingston locals at various locations and events, finding out about life in the area. Here he reflects on the beginning of this process and...

Glenrothes from the Sky

8th May 2018

Get a bird's eye view of the history of Glenrothes and of the nation as author and presenter of Scotland from the Sky, James Crawford takes to the air......

Livingston, Let’s Talk

23rd April 2018

Join in with community conversations around Livingston over the coming weeks and make your voice heard on the last stage of our ReimagiNation tour of Scotland's New Towns....

Gathering Glenrothes’ Stories

10th April 2018

Writer and TV historian Daniel Gray is leading our ongoing ReimagiNation residency in Glenrothes, which sees him work with local teenagers and adults to distil their tales of life in the town across its seven decades of existence, and wh...

New Passages: Nalini Paul pt 2

21st February 2018

Following an initial writing residency on the Isle of Lewis in August 2017 – reflections on which you can read on this site – last month novelist Abir Mukherjee and poet Nalini Paul travelled to Kolkata to work with two India-based w...

New Passages: Abir Mukherjee pt 2

19th February 2018

Following an initial writing residency on the Isle of Lewis in August 2017 – reflections on which you can read on this site – last month novelist Abir Mukherjee and poet Nalini Paul travelled to Kolkata to work with two India-based w...

New Passages: Sampurna Chattarji

16th February 2018

The following piece is the first response from Sampurna Chattarji, a poet, novelist, translator and children’s author of fourteen published titles. She is currently the Poetry Editor of The Indian Quarterly. In my most recent poetry bo...

New Passages: Sandip Roy

16th February 2018

Following an initial writing residency on the Isle of Lewis in August 2017 – reflections on which you can read on this site – last month novelist Abir Mukherjee and poet Nalini Paul travelled to Kolkata to work with two India-based w...

New Passages: From Edinburgh to Kolkata

11th January 2018

Last August we launched New Passages, a special year-long project commemorating the 70th anniversary both of Indian independence and partition and of Edinburgh becoming a Festival City, in partnership with An Lanntair’s festival of South...

Unlocking Literature in Scotland’s Prisons

8th January 2018

A highlight of the year-round Booked! programme, our work in Scotland’s prisons has been stimulating and rewarding for offenders, authors and staff alike. Here, Projects Manager Casi Dylan considers its progress so far, and its future de...

Is this your Glenrothes?

30th November 2017

We’ve been asking past and present residents of Glenrothes to share their feelings on the town and their lives in it, as well as their hopes and fears for the future, as we prepare to head to Fife for the next leg of our ReimagiNation to...

Tell us about Glenrothes

13th October 2017

Glenrothes was designated as Scotland’s second post-war New Town in 1948, and in the spring of 2018 we’ll be marking this 70th anniversary by taking our ReimagiNation tour to the town, culminating in a festival in May. Unusually among th...

New Passages: Nalini Paul

13th October 2017

In August we launched New Passages, a year-long project commemorating the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and partition, in partnership with An Lanntair in Stornoway and Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, with support from the Br...

New Passages: Abir Mukherjee

11th October 2017

In August we launched New Passages, a year-long project commemorating the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and partition, in partnership with An Lanntair in Stornoway and Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, with support from the Br...

On the road in August

20th September 2017

Our Booked! programme in August was the biggest we have delivered yet. Making the most of the fantastic authors who join us in Edinburgh for the Book Festival, we toured to three towns and cities with mini-Festivals, took writers to the ...

Superstar authors arrive in autumn

5th September 2017

As well as taking the Edinburgh International Book Festival around the country throughout the year, Booked! brings major book events to Edinburgh beyond August too – and this autumn we’re hosting events with two world-renowned writers. O...

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