Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sat 10 Aug 2024
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Festival Gala: A Toast to the Future image

Our Future Tense theme asks us all to consider the kind of future we want to share. In tonight’s gala event, we bring you a kaleidoscope of perspectives and provocations, from the hopeful to the portentous. Be inspired, challenged, and delighted by experimental author Martin MacInnes (In Ascension); EFI’s Chair in the Ethics of Data and AI, Shannon Vallor; form-bending writer Irenosen Okojie; speculative novelist Naomi Alderman; national treasure Richard Holloway; and award-winning poet and performer Joelle Taylor. Hosted by Festival Director Jenny Niven.