At the bookfest this year

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 šŸ™‚

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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” šŸ™‚

 

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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! šŸ™‚

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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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12 responses to “At the bookfest this year

  1. Shona Patel August 29, 2013 at 5:19 pm

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

    • Maddie August 29, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      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 šŸ™‚ Look into it, will you??

  2. Smita August 31, 2013 at 7:24 am

    wow!! U have been busy and how!

    • Maddie August 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      It was really fun and exciting Smita. I wish I could attend more events though. Next year!

  3. anusrinath September 4, 2013 at 12:44 am

    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. kismitoffeebar October 3, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Hi Maddie!

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

    • Maddie October 3, 2013 at 9:51 am

      Welcome! šŸ™‚

      I love your posts too though I rarely every comment.

  5. Bindu October 4, 2013 at 2:42 am

    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 October 4, 2013 at 7:17 am

      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 šŸ™‚

      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 šŸ™‚

  6. Bindu October 4, 2013 at 2:46 am

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

    • Maddie October 4, 2013 at 7:14 am

      Cool…sure…what group is that?

      • Bindu October 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm

        A few of us friends and their friends have a closed group on FB where we discuss mostly, books, writing, authors etc. Sometimes, the discussions take off on a totally different and hilarious tangent

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