Edinburgh International Book Festival

Episodes

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201C01Beyond Midnight20010813

Five leading authors and actors present new short stories to a Festival audience.

1: `Beyond Midnight' by David Malouf.

A beautiful and evocative story about a woman suffering from cancer who `captures the moment' of a balmy evening on a Tuscan hillside.

201C02Tunnel Of Fish20010814

Five leading authors and actors present new short stories to a Festival audience.

2: `Tunnel of Fish' by Kate Atkinson.

A mother worries about the future of her strange, obsessive 12-year-old son.

201C03The Blue Hen20010815

Five leading authors and actors present new short stories to a Festival audience.

3: `The Blue Hen' by Des Dillon.

Two young men on a housing estate in Glasgow decide to better themselves by breeding chickens.

201C04A Legacy And Some Gunks20010816

Five leading authors and actors present new short stories to a Festival audience.

4: `A Legacy and Some Gunks' by Bernard Maclaverty.

The true story of a writer who receives a letter from Germany asking for some original prose in return for a vast inheritance.

201C04The Universal Story20010817

Five leading authors and actors present new short stories to a Festival audience.

4: `The Universal Story' by Ali Smith.

Interconnecting weird and wonderful stories make up one universal tale.