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The 14th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair will take place from Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st October 2010 in Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh.

Highlights include:

Wednesday 27th October 7.00pm – One of the world’s leading historians of the Middle East, Ilan Pappé will be reading followed by an illustrated talk by William Parry who recently published Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine

Thursday 28th October 2.00pm – the screening of A Life in Theory by Joan Waltemath (focusing on the likes of Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Jean-François Lyotard, William Burroughs, Antonio Negri and Jean Baudrillard) followed by an interview with the filmmaker conducted with Sylvère Lotringer, founder of publishing house Semiotext(e)

Friday 29th October 6.30pm – Edinburgh Review launch featuring readings from Michel Faber, Dilys Rose, Ian McDonough, Brian McCabe, Alan Gillis and Ewan Morrison

Saturday 30th October 7.15pm – Alan Bissett, author of Boyracers and Death of a Ladies’ Man, performs his one-woman show, The Moira Monologues

Sunday 31st October 2.30pm – Alasdair Gray discusses his new autopictography, A Life in Pictures

Admissions are free, donations welcome and there is a bar.

For full listings see Word Power for details.

First posted: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010.

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