Malorie Blackman: Writing My Story Spark Theatre
Spark Theatre, Tue 22 Aug, 12pm
Just Sayin' is Malorie Blackman's memoir charting her journey from a south London bookworm into one of the UK's most celebrated authors. In this event, Blackman speaks to novelist Alex Wheatle about her book, which delves into the obstacles of societal racism and her diagnosis of sickle cell anaemia.
Bernardine Evaristo: On Never Giving Up
Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court, Fri 25 Aug, 5pm
In her memoir, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up, Bernardine Evaristo discusses the courage, honesty and hope needed for success. The Booker prize winning writer will be chatting with Scottish playwright and poet Hannah Lavery.
Jenni Fagan: I Was Not Meant To Be Here
Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court, Fri 25 Aug, 8.30pm
In conversation with journalist Terri White, Jenni Fagan introduces her memoir Ootlin at the Book Festival, detailing her childhood experiences in the care system and how storytelling helped shape her life.
Mikaela Loach: Changing the Climate Narrative
Spark Theatre, Sat 12 Aug, 7pm
Mikaela Loach's new book It’s Not That Radical is a fresh and panoramic look at climate action. The Edinburgh-based activist and writer is sitting down with Gemma Cairney to discuss how best we can carry out change.
K Patrick: Summer of Desire
Spark Theatre, Sun 20 Aug, 5.15pm
Mrs S is an extraordinary debut novel that unfolds over an intense summer at a girls boarding school. Author K Patrick discusses her work with novelist Harry Josephine Giles.
Colson Whitehead: Harlem Through a Kaleidoscope
Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court, Tue 15 Aug, 8.30pm
Colson Whitehead, double Pulitzer prize-winner, returns to Edinburgh to discuss Crook Manifesto, the second novel in a series set in 1960s and 70s New York. Whitehead will be talking with writer Jess Brough.