Andrés Neuman on 'Don Quixote' at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

  • Edinburgh Book Festival Garden Theatre Edinburgh Scotland

On Friday August 19, Andrés Neuman, author of How to Travel without Seeing, will run one of the Edinburgh International Book Festival's Reading Workshops, on Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote. It will be followed at 7:30 by a solo author event with Neuman on his own work.

The aim of Reading Workshops is to have a contemporary writer discuss a specific book in some detail and help the audience on their reading journey with a close examination of a classic text. Each ninety-minute session will help readers to equip themselves with skills and understanding that will be of benefit to their personal reading.  Previous years’ events included John Mullan on Mansfield Park, Colm Toibin on Sons & Lovers, Debi Gliori on The Moomins, Charlie Fletcher on Treasure Island, Keith Gray on The Wasp Factory, and Stuart Kelly on the Batman series. TThe workshops come from a personal viewpoint and give our audiences insights into how a particular work of fiction has inspired or influenced contemporary writers.  The audience is limited to twenty-five in order to allow plenty of opportunity for discussion.

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland's capital city. Biennial at first, the Book Festival became a yearly celebration in 1997.

When: Friday, August 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Where: Edinburgh International Book Festival, Garden Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom