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.

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

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That says it all πŸ™‚

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Margaret Atwood with Naomi Alderman and Valerie Martin

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

 

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

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

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

Shantanu was not too keen to taking a picture… so

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Comments
  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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