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EIBF 2019: Identity and Language Exchange

  • Garden Theatre Edinburgh International Book Festival Charlotte Square Gardens Edinburgh EH2 4DR (map)

Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019. For the full programme, please visit

What happens when words and ideas travel between languages? Never having met, Iban Zaldua and James Robertson spent six months exchanging letters in their native languages: Scots and Basque. They offer an intimate reflection on Europe, identity and literature, published in a new book. Join the acclaimed writers as they share the experience of getting to know each other through writing and responding to each other’s carefully crafted and thought-provoking missives.

Chaired by Magnus Linklater. Part of Scotland Goes Basque 2019.

Tickets are £12/£10 conc, and are available from the EIBF event page here.

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