Edinburgh Evening News
Wednesday 10 June 2015
HOLLYWOOD actor Alan Cumming, Scottish pop icon Edwyn Collins, American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be among the main attractions at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this summer.
Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Marilynne Robinson, historical novelist Philippa Gregory and Wolf Hall star Mark Rylance are also lined up for the event.
Nicola Sturgeon will mark her debut at the event by revealing her passion for crime fiction in discussion with Val McDermid, after the festival asked her to choose a favourite author to appear alongside.
Tickets for this year’s festival go on public sale from 23 June.