Sun, 27 Aug 18:00
Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, Edinburgh

With his call-to-arms memoir How Not To Be A Boy, Webb considers how bending those stringent rules is not easy in a world which expects males to have a certain, well, maleness about them.

Book tickets

How to Stop Time cover artwork

Listen to an extract of Matt Haig’s How to Stop Time, read by Mark Meadows.

Listen now

A rundown of the Baileys Prize shortlist from Simon Savidge of Savidge Reads. “My number one choice has to be Stay With Me. I absolutely adore this book from start to finish, I think it’s incredible.”

Jen Campbell reviews this year’s Baileys shortlist. “The book I enjoyed the most, and would love to see win is Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo.”

Life Of Pi cover artwork

Listen to the first chapter of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, read by Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Listen now

“Marcus is good company, I think, and that’s what drew me back to him again and again.” Mike McCormack discusses his beautiful, compulsive, elegaic novel Solar Bones, winner of the Goldsmiths Prize and the BGE Irish Book of the Year.

Trying to learn to be a good man is like learning to play tennis against a wall. You are only a good man – a competent, capable, interesting and lovable man – when you're doing it for, or with, other people

Uncle Dysfunctional

AA Gill

Jules Evans introduces The Art of Losing Control: A Philosopher’s Search for Ecstatic Experience.