Edinburgh World Writers' Conference to launch in August with five day writers'conference

The Edinburgh International Book Festival and the British Council are launching the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference at the EIBF this August, marking the 50th anniversary of a five-day writers' conference which took place in 1962.

The conference is setting out to "build the most complete picture of writing and its relationship to modern life ever attempted", with the meeting to be broadcast live online, and with other conference meetings happening in countries including India, Germany, Australia, Canada and Egypt over the year. The EWWC will publish a book about contemporary writing, assembling the highlights from the conferences around the world, after final conference session in August 2013.

Full details of the participants and sessions will be announced in June. For further information visit Edinburgh International Book Festival