Acclaimed Iranian artist refused visa to attend Edinburgh book festival | World news | The Guardian

Acclaimed Iranian artist refused visa to attend Edinburgh book festival

Acclaimed Iranian artist refused visa to attend Edinburgh book festival | World news | The Guardian

Edinburgh Book Festival, August 11-27 2012

Edinburgh Book Festival, August 11-27 2012

Mysterious sculptures have appeared at the Edinburgh Book festival - and no-one knows who left them.

Edinburgh Book Festival sculptures are a 'whodunnit?'

I think it was first reported by the BBC. An anonymous artist has left several paper sculptures at locations around Edinburgh during the annual "book fest

Zadie Smith, photographed at the Edinburgh books festival in 2001. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

10 inspiring female writers you need to read

Zadie Smith, photographed at the Edinburgh books festival in Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

Illustrators Craig & Karl and design studio Tangent Graphic's psychedelic visual identity for Edinburgh Book Festival features brightly coloured heads

Commissioned by agency Tangent, Members Craig & Karl have created a forward thinking identity for the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin -- A Question of Blood created newspaper fuss with only a few chapters written when Rankin revealed at last year's Edinburgh book festival that it began with a shooting at a Scottish school. The writer was accused of ghoulishly fictionalising Dunblane, but readers of the finished novel are likely to conclude that Rankin is involved in a more subtle project.

Review: A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin's A Question of Blood puts Detective Rebus himself under suspicion, writes Mark Lawson

On a tote bag for my publisher Drawn and Quarterly. Also, I am talking and signing at the Edinburgh Book Festival with Stephen Collins on Saturday 24th August. Tickets are here.

myjetpack: An image I made to go on a tote bag for my publisher Drawn and Quarterly. Also, I am talking and signing at the Edinburgh Book Festival with Stephen Collins on Saturday August.

Alasdair Gray  Edinburgh Book Festival photo Murdo Macleod

Authors at the Edinburgh international book festival – in pictures

Authors at the Edinburgh international book festival – in pictures

Just one of the paper sculptures left in various places around Edinburgh by an anonymous artist

Mysterious paper sculptures left in libraries by an anonymous artist in support of "libraries, books, words, ideas .

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