RADIO NATIONAL BROADCASTS FROM THE WORLD'S LARGEST BOOK FESTIVAL

From Sunday, 17th August, Radio National's Books and Writing
program features some of the world's best-known authors. All
are recorded at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival where presenter Ramona Koval is hosting several key events. Radio National's Books and Writing broadcasts these interviews in six programs during August and September

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Edinburgh International
Book Festival is deemed the largest and most vibrant festival of
its kind in the world with over 600 events attracting the cream
of the literary world.

This is Ramona's fifth Edinburgh Festival in a row, and this year
she has been given the pick of the Festival guests to interview
including John Irving, John Mortimer, PD James, Susan Sontag,
Mario Vargas Llosa, Pat Barker and Irma Kurtz.

Ramona Koval has established a reputation as one of the world's
top public interviewers of authors. This has resulted in
invitations for her to host events at overseas book and
writers' festivals including Edinburgh and Montreal, as well as
the key festivals in Australia. Ramona's interviews have been
transcribed for The Guardian in the UK, La Republica in Spain,
VRIJ in Holland and other overseas publications.

Radio National's Books and Writing broadcasts these interviews
in six programs during August and September as follows:

Sunday, 17th Aug, 7.25pm (rpt Wed, 20th Aug, 1pm): Irma Kurtz

Sunday, 24th Aug, 7.25pm (rpt Wed, 27th Aug, 1pm): Mario Vargas Llosa

Sunday, 31st Aug, 7.25pm (rpt Wed, 3rd Sept, 1pm): John Irving

Sunday, 7th Sept, 7.25pm (repeat Wed, 10th Sept, 1pm): John Mortimer

Sunday, 14th Sept, 7.25pm (repeat Wed, 17th Sept, 1pm): Pat Barker

Sunday, 21st Sept, 7.25pm (repeat Wed, 24th Sept, 1pm): PD James

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Edinburgh International Book Festival
on Radio National's Books and Writing
from Sunday, 17th August, 7.25pm
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For further information, contact:
Nick Bron, Marketing Manager, ABC Radio National
Telephone: 02 8333 2694 or 0408 261 990
Email: bron.nick@abc.net.au

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