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.









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




That says it all šŸ™‚


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” šŸ™‚



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


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


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

Shantanu was not too keen to taking a picture… so


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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