While in the rest of the world things slow down for summer preparations get increasingly hectic in Edinburgh, ahead of what might be the worlds largest literary festival. For three weeks in August the city will be swarming with writers and readers taking part in over 700 literary events. The James Tait Black Prize will be awarded at the event, as will the first ever Edwin Morgan Poetry Award.

What might be the months most exciting publishing event will also be held in Edinburgh with the launch of Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage. For those who snatched up tickets in time it is a rare chance to hear the famously private Murakami talk about his book. Those of us who do not have the chance to attend can enjoy getting a copy at our local bookstore and sitting down for some quality reading.

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