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Over the last week and a bit I’ve been enjoying some time off and my annual sojourn at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the largest public literary event on the planet – this year boasting...

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Yesterday I was at the launch for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival programme, and have been happily thumbing through the programme to pick out some of the SF&F and comics-related events of special interest...

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Comics: Jens Harder at the Edinburgh Book Fest

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Final day of the world’s largest public literary bash at the Edinburgh International Book Festival yesterday, and another gloriously warm, bright, sunny day as I headed in to see German creator Jens Harder discussing his...

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On Saturday I had the pleasure of chairing a talk with Mary and Bryan Talbot, who were paying a return visit to the Edinburgh International Book Festival to discuss their fascinating graphic novel from Cape,...

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Comics: Tom Gauld at the Edinburgh Book Fest

August 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

I had the pleasure of chairing Tom Gauld‘s event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival earlier this week. After we’d introduced ourselves Tom gave a terrific short reading (with sound effects – “ping!”) and slideshow...

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It is always a delight to hear Ken MacLeod discussing and reading from his work. For my money he’s one of the most consistently interesting authors we have in contemporary science fiction, and his works...

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Saturday (13th) saw the start of the 2016 edition of the world’s largest literary festival as the Edinburgh International Book Festival opened its doors once more. Walking through the gates and into Charlotte Square in...

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This morning I was at the launch for the programme for the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival and, as is now fairly traditional on here, I’ve been scanning through the huge programme – over eight...

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Comics: audio from the Edinburgh Book Fest

October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was fortunate enough to be asked to chair a talk with Grant Best Young Writer listed Evie Wyld and illustrator and model-maker Joe Sumner in August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, to discuss...

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Some comics fun at the Edinburgh Book Festival

September 9, 2015 | 1 Comments

Over the last week or so of August I’ was busy enjoying the Edinburgh International Book Festival, both as an audience member and as a participant again (I was asked to chair a couple of...

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