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Edinburgh International Book Festival

From 10 to 26 August Scotland will be buzzing with literature during the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the largest literature festival in the world. Dutch literature will be represented by picture book author Mylo Freeman, comic maker and graphic novelist Typex and novelist Tommy Wieringa.

16 Aug: Mylo Freeman will read from the latest picture book from her bestselling Princess Arabella series: Hair, It's a Family Affair!, which celebrates the diversity of black hair, and she will give a demonstration of her colourful illustrations.

24 Aug: Typex will speak with curator and author Keith Hartley about the life and work of Andy Warhol, about whom they both wrote a book. Typex worked five years on his graphic novel biography Andy: A Factual Fairytale. The Life and Times of Andy Warhol, which was published simultaneously in six countries last summer, to widespread national and international acclaim.

26 Aug: Tommy Wieringa will perform with Paul Lynch. They will talk about the theme of unforgettable survival stories, as they both have written in their respective books.

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About the author(s)

Tommy Wieringa was born in 1967 and grew up partly in the Netherlands, and partly in the tropics. He began his writing career with travel stories and journalism, and is the author of several internationally bestselling novels. His fiction has been longlisted for the Booker International Prize, shortlisted for the...
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Typex (pseudonym of Raymond Koot) is a Dutch illustrator and graphic novelist. A graduate of the Amsterdam College for the Arts, his work appears in many nationwide newspapers and magazines. He has illustrated numerous children's books and has published some of his own. In 2019, Typex won the Stripschapprijs, the...
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Mylo Freeman grew up in The Hague and lives in Amsterdam. She has been a full-time writer-illustrator since 1993 and has published more than 50 picture books. Her debut book, Potty!, was awarded the Kiek Book Prize and has been translated into many languages. Mylo’s best-selling Princess Arabella series is...
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Tags

picture book / graphic novel

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