Comics lined up for Edinburgh book festival | On what it means to be a man, or a woman

Comics lined up for Edinburgh book festival

On what it means to be a man, or a woman

Joe Lycett, Sara Pascoe, Limmy and Robert Webb are to appear this year’s Edinburgh Book Festival.

Peep Show star Webb will be discussing masculinity on August 27, two days before the publication of his ‘call-to-arms memoir’ How Not To Be A Boy – while Pascoe discusses how the female body is treated in a male-dominated world in her session on August 23, drawing from her book, Animal.

Limmy will be reading short tales from his book That’s Your Lot on August 12, while Lycett will be ‘finding fun in 21st Century worries’ in his session on August 16, inspired by his book Parsnips, Buttered and chaired by Viv Groskop.

Thoughts on recent political ‘earthquakes’ such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump will be at the heart of this year’s festival, organisers say.

Running from August 12 to 28 in Charlotte Square Gardens, it will feature more than 1,000 authors from 50 countries from. The website is here

Published: 13 Jun 2017

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