Best of 2015: Committee Picks – Event of the Year.

One of the perks of being a book fan in Scotland is that there’s an excellent literary scene, from book festivals to author events, awards and more, so whether you travel further afield or stay at home, there’s plenty to enjoy. So, on top of our favourite book of the year, and Scottish book of the year, we took a moment to look back on the events that made 2015 that something extra special. Continue reading “Best of 2015: Committee Picks – Event of the Year.”

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Once Upon a Time: Celebrating Hans Christian Andersen with Elizabeth Laird and Daniel Hahn

liz lairdThe Edinburgh International Book Festival doesn’t just take place in August in Charlotte Square anymore; it is now on the road throughout the year with their Booked! programme of events. Their latest offering saw us head to Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh on a rainy November afternoon to listen as Elizabeth Laird and Daniel Hahn delved into a fascinating discussion about writing and storytelling, work in translation and the legacy of Hans Christian Andersen. Continue reading “Once Upon a Time: Celebrating Hans Christian Andersen with Elizabeth Laird and Daniel Hahn”