Edinburgh International Book Festival announces 2018 Unbound programme


Edinburgh International Book Festival is giving performers the chance to present their work at a series of Unbound events.

Authors, musicians, and poets of from all artistic backgrounds are invited to present their work on stage in the Charlotte Square Gardens Spiegeltent every evening from August 12 – 27.  

The 2018 programme, which has just been announced in partnership with The Skinny, includes an evening of poetry and music from Catalonia; a joyous celebration of Lord Kitchener and the Windrush generation; literary podcast salons from Damian Barr and Ross Sutherland; and a foot stomping, dance-on-the-tables set from the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers

Roland Gulliver, Associate Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, said: “We set up Unbound in 2010 to offer something different to our audiences, to challenge the distorted stereotypes of what a book festival is.

“It brings together authors, some of Scotland’s most interesting live literature and a selection of international friends and partners and gives them the opportunity to take risks, have fun, challenge their audiences but always to offer a quality night out inspired by books and stories.”

Unbound concludes its final night on Monday, August 27, when acclaimed singer-songwriter and novelist James Yorkston performs with his award-winning folk club, including special guests Richard Dawson, Sheena Wellington and Jamaica’s Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison.

All Unbound events are free. Kick off is 9pm in the Charlotte Square Spiegeltent (with the exception of the final night which starts at 7pm).  

Full details of the programme can be found at:

www.theskinny.co.uk/festivals/edinburgh-festivals/books/unbound/unbound-2018-the-full-listings or www.edbookfest.co.uk.