EIBF 2012 Saturday 18 August
10:15 Kirsty Gunn & Elliot Perlman
Stories to Make Sense of Our History
Kirsty Gunn talks about her novel The Big Music and Eliot Perlman brings the reader from New York to Warsaw in The Street Sweeper
15:00-17:00 Style vs Content
How Should Authors Approach the Task of Writing a Novel Today?
Ali Smith addresses the session about approaches to the construction of the novel today.
18:30 Seamus Heaney, Karl Miller & Andrew O’Hagan
The three authors join together to remember their journeys through Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
19:00 Edwin Morgan International Poetry Prize
2012 Prize-Winners Announced
Scottish poets reveal 2012’s winning poets and invite them to present their work.
20:30 Ron Butlin
Edinburgh Makar Gets Collected
Butlin’s collection of his poems written during his tenure as the capital’s Laureate The Magicians of Edinburgh.
21:30 Irvine Welsh
Sunshine and Dark Days on Leith
The trilogy completed with Skagboys.