A blog dedicated to news, reviews and thoughts on literary festivals around the world. Book Festivals, Readers Festivals, Writers Festivals, Literary Festivals, the names and forms are diverse. Disclosure: I served on the Steering Committee of the Singapore Writers Festival 2005. Enjoy!
It is not so easy to synchronize prize-giving and the commercial side of literary publishing. Ismail Kadare won the International Booker, but his books are not really available in Edinburgh, where he comes to receive the prize, according to this story in The Scotsman.