Edinburgh International Book Festival Launch 2022 Programme

Alice Carr
Comms Officer
Edinburgh City of Literature Trust

9 June 2022

All Together Now is festival’s call to audiences in Edinburgh and around the world

Back at Edinburgh College of Art for 2022, the programme consists of over 600 events, featuring more than 550 authors, performers, musicians and thinkers from 50 countries – a truly international celebration. Building on the success of the last few years, the festival will remain hybrid, with many new venues across ECA to house the return to the full-scale festival.

The programme features Scottish and international voices, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa, Vietnamese American poet Ocean Vuong, Outlander writer Diana Gabaldon, as well as Noam Chomsky, Jack Monroe, Alexander McCall Smith, Denise Mina, William Dalrymple and Armando Iannucci.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joins the fun for two events, interviewing acclaimed novelist Louise Welsh about her new novel The Second Cut, and screen legend Brian Cox about a life on the Scottish stage and his role in television hit series Succession.

For younger readers there are events with some of the world’s best known children’s authors including Jason Reynolds, Cressida Cowell, Julia Donaldson, Michael Morpurgo and doctor turned writer and comedian Adam Kay.

And this is just a tiny sample of this year’s programme. You can browse the full line-up here, and keep an eye on our socials - we'll be trailing more events in the run up to the festival. Tickets for in-person events go on sale at 10am on Thursday 23 June, and you can also enjoy events from home, or in the festival village in the ECA courtyard.