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After their event we asked some audience members what they thoug… Interview - David Reynolds We had a quick chat with the brilliant writer David Reynolds about his fascinating journey down Highway 83 before his event in Charlotte Square Gardens. Find out from some audience members to see what they thought about the event. You can see David's … Museums and Libraries Event Museums and galleries dominate as destinations, attracting record numbers of visitors to blockbuster shows. Meanwhile libraries are facing a funding crisis and are increasingly asked to justify their existence.

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Does the omnipotence of global English dominate regardless? Elif Shafak is an acclaimed author who writes in both Turkish an… Interview - Elif Shafak Writing in multiple languages was the subject of the day, and we caught up with Turkish writer Elif Shafak before she took to the stage with fellow multi-lingual writer Aleksandar Hemon.

Afterwards we asked fans what they thought about the event. How does a writer's work travel to other nations? How do authors keep ownership of their translations? Watch two of our finest literary e… Joanne Harris Event With The Gospel of Loki, Joanne Harris has made a highly successful move from Vianne and the Chocolat novels, to something altogether more elemental.

With Loki, Harris takes on the heroes and villains of the great Norse myths in her characteristically e… Interview - Omid Djalili Acclaimed comedian and actor Omid Djalili talks about his joyously funny memoir about growing up as an Iranian in London in this interview at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. You can also watch his sold-out Book Festival event, filmed l… Malala Yousafzai event Inspirational education activist and Pakistani school pupil, Malala Yousafzai came to the Edinburgh International Book Festival to talk to a packed theatre full of teenagers. Why, despite everything, are women still not paid equally or properly represented on corporate boards?

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Tom Simpson was world champion and the first Briton to wear yellow in the Tour de France. In he died during a stage of the Tour while climbing the monstrous Mont… Interview - Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Cosslett Creators of The Vagenda blog, Rhiannon Cosslett and Holly Baxter chatted to the Book Festival just before their sold-out event - talking about the blog and campaigning new book. Aimless Love, his first collection of new and selected poems for 12 years, is elegant, poignant and thrillingly accessible.

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He is the author of the dark fiction collection Every House Is Haunted and Supernoirtural Tales , a series of stories featuring supernatural detective Felix Renn. Glenn Rolfe is an author from the haunted woods of New England. He has studied creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King and Richard Laymon.

He, his wife, Meghan, and their two girls currently reside in Augusta, Maine. Gord has been writing since an early age, his desire to put pen to paper was strongly encouraged by his talented father. He is a member of The Horror Writer's Association with main interests in horror and science fiction, but also enjoys good suspense thrillers as well as comedy crime novels.

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  8. Recently, he has also started dabbling in writing Motion Picture Screenplays. Andrew Penn Romine lives in Los Angeles where he works in the visual effects and animation industry. He has also contributed articles to Lightspeed Magazine and Fantasy Magazine. Martin Rose resides in New Jersey, where he writes a range of fiction from the fantastic to the macabre, holds a degree in graphic design, and enjoys blurring the line between art and life. She has M. I think now, if I have the chance, I'll live in Kobe, Japan. No matter where I'm living, I'm a Colorado girl, so branded behind the left knee.

    Denver happens to be where I am, as I write you this note. I also went to the University of Southern California and received a Master's in International Relations so maybe I've developed a fetish for chalkboards and classrooms. And then, when not writing or reading, there is the world of film with directors: Kurosawa, Tarkovsky, Kubrick, Herzog, McAbee's offbeat musical The American Astronaut , and Miyazaki's eight anime films or Otomo's Akira or Oshii's Ghost in the Shell or well, that list also is too long.

    Getting outside once in a while is also a good thing so I'm a runner and also walk the dog, as long as there are no squirrels. The dog wants to dine on live squirrel; she dreams of it and even runs up trees in her sleep. If you get the chance to read Forbidden Cargo and the others soon to come, more than anything, I hope the actionquest gives you some small pleasure and strikes a flame in you for a new train of thought. Dan Rubin makes his home in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland where he works as a writer, musician and independent publicist.

    His short stories and poetry have won awards and been published in Convolvulus, OnSpec and Canadian Composer. Dan is also a recording artist with five albums of original music released to date. Jacob Ruby lives in Kansas City with his wife, who is also a writer. He received his BFA in painting, is a 3D illustrator and animator by trade, and spends the rest of his creative energies working on sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories. As an academic, editor, reviewer, and organizer, Robert has been actively promoting Canadian SF for over thirty years.

    In addition to dozens of conference papers, journal articles, book chapters, and a half dozen entries in the Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada, Robert has edited over issues of various SF newsletters. In , he co-edited with Yves Maynard the Tesseracts 5 anthology. He is currently working on a textbook for use in Canadian university SF courses. Geoff Ryman carries a Canadian passport and finds it the most logical thing to describe himself as being. Clarke Award and the John W.

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    Campbell Memorial Award first place. His mainstream novel Was won the Eastercon Award and was produced professionally as a play. The musical version of Was opened in Dayton, Ohio in The book version the Print Remix won the Philip K. Dick Award.

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    He also led the web design team that designed the first websites for the British Monarchy and No. Fred Saberhagen passed away June 29, Her prognosis is good, and she hopes to be cancer-free in She has three novels out about angels and demons: the first two and a companion novel in her Fallen Redemption trilogy. Lilith Saintcrow is the author of several paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and young adult series, including the "Jill Kismet" and "Strange Angels" series. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her children, several cats, and other strays.

    After having completed an associate diploma in fine arts, Lawrence Salani decided that writing would help spur his imagination. He has always been interested in horror stories since schooldays, favourite writers being H. Horror and death are analogous. For the last twelve years he has been a self-employed computer consultant working in the Edmonton, Alberta, area. He is married with four boys. His wife is a C. Brett Alexander Savory is the Bram Stoker Award-winning co-publisher of ChiZine Publications, has had nearly 50 short stories published, and has written two novels.

    His horror-comedy novel, The Distance Travelled, was released in , followed by In and Down in His first short story collection, No Further Messages, was released in November Robert J. Sawyer is one of the most successful Science Fiction authors in Canada and the world. He has written numerous novels which have been translated into several languages, and has contributed to a number of anthologies and publications. Bianca Sayan works and hibernates in Toronto. During the day, she fiddles with code and spins yarns about a brave new world of data transparency.

    By night, she is losing the battle against her closet of hobbies. She spends a lot of time thinking how to make things better and is pretty antsy for the future to arrive. Steven James Scearce is a writer by profession. He is a former journalist and assistant editor for a Midwestern arts and entertainment magazine. At present, he concentrates most of his creative efforts on the sci-fi web fiction series, Unknown Transmission.

    He resides in Kansas City. Andrea Schlecht was born in Germany, but grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. She later moved to Ottawa with her husband where they raised a family. Her stories and poems have appeared in Realms of Fantasy , Prairie Fire , Dreams and Nightmares , Bywords and other magazines, both genre and literary. He has been published in a number of speculative fiction magazines, including On Spec , Sounds of the Night and Collective Fallout. Matthew has also published a number of critical reviews in Canadian Literature.

    He has recently finished writing his first young adult fantasy novel and is working on a second. His next project will be a novel in French. Holly Schofield travels through time at the rate of one second per second, oscillating between the alternate realities of city and country life. Her stories have appeared in such publications as Analog, Lightspeed , and Escape Pod , been used in university curricula, and been translated into several languages.

    She hopes to save the world through science fiction and homegrown heritage tomatoes. Lance Schonberg lives in eastern Ontario, Canada with his wife, children, feline overlords, and a growing menagerie of small pets.

    Previous careers include bookseller, cubicle dweller, number cruncher, and craps dealer. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of print and online publications. Gord Sellar was born in Malawi, then emigrated to Canada with his family as a small child. He's been living as an expatriate in South Korea since He is a graduate of Clarion West Peter Sellers lives in Toronto. He occasionally writes short stories.

    His dark fantasy work has appeared in the Northern Frights series, edited by Don Hutchison. In addition, he has edited thirteen crime fiction anthologies. Based in Toronto, Canada, Rebecca M. Senese writes horror, mystery, and science fiction, often all at once in the same story. When not serving up tales of the macabre, she dresses up as a zombie or vampire and volunteers at haunted attractions in October to scare all the unsuspecting innocents. She also tends to her rabbits, Domino and Gunther, to stop them from embarking on their plans for world domination.

    Five of his stories have appeared in translation in earlier Tesseracts anthologies, and four of his juvenile novels were published in English by Black Moss Press. Grace Seybold has lived in Montreal since Mark Shainblum is the co-creator of Northguard and Angloman. He was co-screenwriter of the film The Crow, and has written scripts for television. Stephanie Short was born in Newfoundland and has lived in three other provinces since.

    She divides her time between writing, knitting, and convincing the neighbourhood children that she is actually a witch. Leah Silverman saw Star Wars at the age of five, and knew immediately afterwards that she wanted to create universes the way George Lucas did. She became a writer, and had her first story published in the Tesseracts 3 anthology when she was eighteen.

    She now lives and writes in College Station, where she also raises her wonderful son, negotiates daily with three cats, and is still trying to get used to the high temperatures. I graduated from the University of Victoria with a B. As a post-Ph. My first "novel", lost in one of those moves, was a handwritten Robinsonade entitled Shipwrecked on an Island , produced when I was eight.

    My first published novel, LEGACIES, came out in February from Millennium, the science fiction imprint of Orion, London - which cuts a fairly long story short, since it was five years plus in the writing and another two in the revising. Clarke Award for that year. My fourth solo novel, OPAL, dealing with the trials and tribulations of a shamanistic practitioner on a poorly terraformed planet, has started to make the rounds of publishers and I am easing into my fifth, working title WAIORA.

    As to why I write science fiction: To indulge a passion for knowledge of all kinds and science and medicine in particular. I have an excuse to read about everything from oceanography to nanotechnology, from color theory to the history of microscopy. Science fiction gives my imagination elbow room. Before writing took over my "spare time", I fenced competitively, competing with the McMaster Varsity Squad, and studied archery and Aikido in an admittedly dilatory fashion.

    I have been a member of a variety of large choruses, most recently the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus and the Calgary Festival Chorus. I read voraciously and omnivorously, swim, and dabble in website building. Michael Skeet is an award-winning Canadian writer and broadcaster. Born in Calgary, Alberta, he began writing for radio before finishing college. Robin Skelton is a senior Canadian writer who has published several books of poetry in addition to his fantasy works.

    He is also a practicing white witch and has written several book on witchcraft theory and practice. Angela Slatter is the author of the novels Vigil and Corpselight as well as eight short story collections. The character of Kit Caswell first appeared in the novella Ripper. Lisa Smedman is the author of 20 books, an ecclectic collection of alternate history, science fiction, fantasy, gaming tie-in novels, local history books, and children's books.