Literature purists, brace yourselves: The Edinburgh International Book Festival will have a hint of the dramatic this August, as it partners with the film festival. Oh yes, it’s true–the two festivals are working on a jointjoint project aimed at exploring various techniques used by writers and film-makers in crafting biographies. It will be headed by Norman Foster and Margaret Atwood.

Interesting, non?!

And even if film is not your thing, you can rejoice in the fact that such innovation is due to increased competition. As Severin Carrell states {The Guardian, 17 June}, when the Edinburgh International Book Festival began “in 1983, there were only four literature festivals in the UK. There are now nearly 400.”

Of course, it doesn’t take long to discover why the Edinburgh Book Festival remains a favorite. With over 700 events, there’s sure to be a little something for everyone. Download a copy of 2010 Book Festival Programme and see for yourself!