EIBF 2012 Friday 17 August
10:30 The Edinburgh Writers’ Conference 1962: The Legacy
Putting a Bomb Under Scottish Literature
Memories of the 1962 Edinburgh Writers’ Conference.
11:00-12:30 Writing Workshop
Sara Sheridan deals with inspiration and planning.
12:00 John Burnside
A political Prisoner in the USA
A fascinating description of David Gilbert led by Burnside, who has taken a keen interest in the life of this American author.
14:30 Bill Jones & Richard Moore
The Romance and Drama of Athletics
Explore the dark side of sport.
15:00-17:00 Should Literature Be Political?
Novels and their Relationships with Current Affairs
Part of the Edinburgh Writers’ Conference 2012.
18:30 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards
Scottish Book of the Year
Jenni Murray unveils the winner of the prestigious book award.
20:30 Doug Johnstone & Jens Lapidus
New Kids on the Crime Writing Block
New offerings: Hit and Run from Doug Johnstone and Easy Money from Sweden’s Jens Lapidus.
1:30 Grant Morrison
The Changing Face of the Superhero
Morrison contends that superheroes are powerful icons for a multimedia age.