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Winter Tales Book Festival

In celebration of 175 years of ground-breaking research into religion, spirituality and the arts, we are delighted to host our first ever literary festival. There will be an array of top speakers and writers from the UK and beyond as we explore the relationship between belief and fiction, religion and pluralism, the complex web of religion, politics, and the environment, and the often complex mix of religious belief and LGBT+ issues.

You will be able to discover the deep-rooted connections between religion and historical fiction, and the darker side of religion and crime fiction. Understand why some prominent thinkers and writers have engaged with diverse beliefs so creatively. And find out why Edinburgh as a place has held such special fascination in literature.

Confirmed speakers include: Robert Harris, Sally Magnusson, Val McDermid, Miles Jupp and many more 

Winter Tales will take place in the iconic New College buildings, from 3-5 December 2021.