For the last few years, I’ve produced events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which means I’ve been able to spend 17 summer days in a Georgian garden, surrounded by writers, journalists, politics and ideas.
In 2011 I blogged from behind the scenes at the magical tented village that is the world’s largest public celebration of the written word.
Daily Shoe Challenge
I was challenged to wear a different pair of shoes each day, which provided a bit of fun – you can catch up on my Daily Shoe Challenge and check out pics of the shoes, and the great footwear some of the authors pitted against me.
Life at the world’s biggest book festival takes a bit of planning – here’s my EdBookFest Survival Guide.
Daily EdBookFest Blog
EdBookFest Day 1 – Alasdair Gray & a Giant Panda Skull
EdBookFest Day 2 – Caitlin Moran, Crocodiles and New Writing Careers
EdBookFest Day 3 – Jennifer Egan, Architecture & Alligators
EdBookFest Day 4 – Children’s Literature, the Great Downpour & a Water Concerto
EdBookFest Day 5 – Fairytale Meets Reality: Audrey Niffenegger & Neil Gaiman
EdBookfest Day 6 – Amnesty Authors, Kelpies and Silly Photos
EdBookFest Day 7 – Literary Prize Winners and the Battle of the Shoes
EdBookFest Day 8 – Aussie Authors, Writing Careers and Ian Rankin’s Shoes
EdBookFest Day 9 – Pop-Up Bookshops, Sporting Obsessions and Author Portraits
EdBookFest Day 10 – Chairing, Yarns & a Literary Death Match
EdBookFest Day 11 – Soul Stealing, Story Shop & the Electric Lit Orchestra
EdBookFest Day 12 – Mystery Book Sculptures & a Shoe Showdown
EdBookFest Day 13 – Myths, Monsters and Chimney Pots
EdBookFest Day 14 – Jackie Kay, Jenni Murray and the Scottish Book Awards
EdBookFest Day 15 – Politics, Literature & Dreams of the World
EdBookFest Day 16 – Rain and Revolution
EdBookFest Day 17 – A Fleck Finale, and a Thank-You
EdBookFest Day 18 – Wait, There’s a Little Bit More…