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EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL11th August 2007


Anna Burkey and Lin Anderson

Celebrating the short story and its compact beauty, the 2007 EIBF has a programme
of readings of 'micro stories' at the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature information desk in the Bookshop, every day from Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th August at 4pm.
It was my turn on the opening day, and I ready one of my African short stories SAVING MR UGWU. The story, which was broadcast on BBC radio some years ago, features the arrival of the rainy season in northern Nigeria. It was all-too appropriate on the wettest-ever first day of the Edinburgh book festival.


Are my books on the top shelf because I'm tall, or are
they just keeping them out of reach of the children?


I am a member of Scottish PEN, and I was happy to be able to join with other writers Bernard Crick, Mark Leonard, and Daljit Nagra in reading letters written by writers who have been imprisoned, often for expressing their views on political and human rights issues.

The work of Scottish and International PEN is vital in generating support and publicity for imprisoned writers, often helping to keep them alive, and hopefully playing a part in securing their release.

http://www.scottishpen.org
http://www.internationalpen.org.uk
http://www.amnesty.org
 

 



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