At the bookfest this year

Posted: August 29, 2013 in books, Edinburgh, festivals
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I had been closely following the edbookfest site and had even marked out the programmes and events I wished to attend. Unfortunately I missed the start date for booking tickets online by just one day and most of the events had been sold out. I still managed to attend a few. Here are the highlights from my visit to the fest.









Missed his talk about Satanic Verses and the fatwa but made to his book signing event.




That says it all πŸ™‚


Margaret Atwood with Naomi Alderman and Valerie Martin




Couldn’t get tickets to her talk on The Blind Assassin but attended her panel discussion on “Writing under the influence” πŸ™‚



I splurged… a lot and got these books for Shantanu!


We even made it to Julia Donaldson’s signing! πŸ™‚


Shantanu was not too keen to taking a picture... so

Shantanu was not too keen to taking a picture… so

  1. Shona Patel says:

    Wow!! How exciting. I wish I was there.

    • Maddie says:

      Oh yes!!! Maybe you can come next year to talk about Teatime for the firefly and perhaps your next book *cough* I don’t know how that works but that can be worked out I suppose πŸ™‚ Look into it, will you??

  2. Smita says:

    wow!! U have been busy and how!

  3. anusrinath says:

    I love book festival in Edin. This time though I was in India, and had to miss it! You seemed to have had great time there!

  4. Hi Maddie!

    My first time here and boy, what a post to start with! πŸ™‚ I have never experienced this before. I wish I can attend one right away! Sigh.
    πŸ™‚ Digging up your archives.

  5. Bindu says:

    Wow! We just had the Bangalore Literature Festival with Gulzar. Dalrymple, Shoba De, Ramachandra Guha… It is so much fun isn’t it?
    I just love Margaret Atwood, started reading her books a few months ago only, can you believe it? Current read is ‘Lady Oracle’

    • Maddie says:

      Yes, I read about the fest in Bangalore. Glad to have a literary event in India, it would increase awareness and hopefully convert some people into book lovers πŸ™‚

      Margaret Atwood is brilliant. I read The Blind Assassin and The Handmaid’s Tale. Haven’t ventured into her sci-fi books yet. She is just as witty and charming as she sounds in her books πŸ™‚

  6. Bindu says:

    Sharing this post in our Book group on FB, hope you are ok with it πŸ™‚

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