Edinburgh International Book Festival

We are thrilled that the 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival will have 4 And Other Stories authors taking part – Carlos Gamerro (of The Islands); Iosi Havilio (of Open Door); Christoph Simon (of August launched Zbinden’s Progress) and Deborah Levy (of Swimming Home).

Details of the official readings and extra Glasgow and Edinburgh events below.

Our first two authors, Juan Pablo Villalobos and Clemens Meyer, read at the 2011 festival last year to launch their titles Down the Rabbit Hole and All the Lights. So between last year and this year, 6 of the 7 authors we will have published by summer 2012 will have been invited to Edinburgh. A fantastic excuse for at least Stefan and Matthew from And Other Stories to head up to Edinburgh. See you there? Tickets available from 29 June from the festival website, as linked below.

Mon 20/08/2012
20.30 – 21.30
Carlos Gamerro and László Krasznahorkai
Edinburgh Book Festival RBS Corner Theatre, Edinburgh International Book Festival

Tues 21/08/2012. 7pm
Scottish Writers Centre Presents
Christoph Simon and Iosi Havilio with translators Donal McLaughlin and Beth Fowler.
Club Room, Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Wed 22/08/2012 1-2pm.
Iosi Havilio and Christoph Simon
Edinburgh Book Fringe Event
Word Power Books, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB

Wed 22/08/2012 4-5pm.
Christoph Simon reading with Gabriel Josipovici
Peppers Theatre, Edinburgh International Book Festival

Wed 22/08/2012. 8:30-9:30pm.
Iosi Havilio reading with Will Wiles
RBS Corner Theatre, Edinburgh International Book Festival

Mon 27/08/2012 10.15-11.45am.
Deborah Levy and Gwendoline Riley
The Guardian Spiegeltent,Edinburgh International Book Festival


  1. lesley lawn says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Christoph Simon’s ‘Zbinden’s Progress’. I thought it was a gem of a novel, funny, poignant, and full of lovely insights into human relationships. A brilliant translation too.

  2. We’re so glad you thought so Lesley – poignant really is the word. Feel free to post a quick review or a rating on GoodReads if you feel like it. You’d be the first! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15732081-zbinden-s-progress

  3. lesley lawn says:

    A winner for Edinburgh? Zbinden’s progres or Down the Rabbit Hole?


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