Scotland’s first religious literary festival announced
22 November 2021
Illuminating stories of belief and
spirituality are to be celebrated at Scotland's first religious
literary festival, organised by the world-renowned School of
Divinity at the University of Edinburgh.
The hidden history of Christmas carols and
explorations into belief in crime fiction and comedy are among the
highlights of Winter Tales Book Festival, billed as a festival of
literature, religion and the imagination.
The festival - part of celebrations to mark the
of New College, the home of the School Divinity - runs from Friday
3 December to Sunday 5 December.
More than 25 events with acclaimed writers and
speakers are taking place in front of in-person audiences at New
College. The indoor festival also offers a café, bookshop and book
signings from many of the authors.
Authors taking part include: James Robertson,
Rev Professor Ian Bradley, Val McDermid, Robert Harris, Sally
Magnusson, Francis Spufford, Mara Menzies and Mona Siddiqui. Other
presentations include two children's events featuring writers
Francesca T Barbini and Michelle Sloan.
Most events are free but ticketed. Information
on how to book is available on the Winter Tales Festival website.