Edinburgh International Book Festival announces line-up


The 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival announced their line-up of attending authors.  The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest annual book festival in the world, hosting more than 800 guest authors in over 700 programmed events.  This year’s Edinburgh Book Festival will be held from August 9th – 25th, and many young adult authors will be in attendance.

The current program of events featuring young adult authors can be seen below and is subject to change:

  • August 9: Life, Love and Lobsters: Jennifer E. Smith, Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
  • August 9: Transatlantic Kissing with Cat Clarke & David Levithan
  • August 10: Dark Fairytales with Sally Gardner & David Roberts
  • August 10: Melvin Burgess & Matthew Quick: Pushing the Boat Out
  • August 11: Darren Shan: Zom-B Continues
  • August 13: Books That Win: Theresa Breslin, William Sutcliffe & Moira Young
  • August 14: Moira Young
  • August 15: Claire McFall & Lucy Saxon: New Voices in Fantasy
  • August 16: Patrick Ness
  • August 16: Donna Cooner, Phil Earle & Sarra Manning
  • August 17: Sarah J. Maas & Justin Somper
  • August 17: Supernatural Stories with Sally Green & Angie Sage
  • August 17: Tanya Byrne, Erin Lange & Lauren Oliver
  • August 18: Mary Hooper & Ruth Warburton: History Girls
  • August 19: Anne Cassidy & Emma Haughton: From Fact to Fiction
  • August 21: Geek Girl with Holly Smale
  • August 21: Matt Haig & Marcus Sedgwick
  • August 21: Steven Camden & Sarah Moore Fitzgerald: Love, Loss and Apple Pies
  • August 23: Malorie Blackman
  • August 23: Sophie McKenzie & Robert Muchamore
  • August 23: Motive and Intention with Laura Jarrett & Linda Strachan
  • August 24: Alternative Worlds with Leigh Bardugo & Maureen Johnson
  • August 24: Historical Adventures with Elizabeth Laird & Elizabeth Wein
  • August 25: Faye Bird & Alexia Casale: Escaping Darkness

Edinburgh Book Festival events are ticketed.  To view the entire programme of events, vist their website.


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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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