Media Release: Inverness Book Festival raises the bar for 2013

THE Inverness Book Festival will be raising the bar higher than ever when it celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2013. Eden Court is delighted to announce that their 2013 festival will be organised in association with Sandstone Press, the Highland-based publishers, and directed by the company’s managing director, Robert Davidson.

The festival will take place between 07 and 10August 2013 and both Eden Court and Sandstone are delighted to be working together to deliver the most exciting programme to date.

Eden Court Theatre director, Colin Marr, said: “This is an exciting development for the Inverness Book Festival. I am delighted to be working with successful publisher Sandstone press and to have Robert Davidson as director for the tenth Inverness Book festival.

“Robert has a tremendous knowledge of the book world and that knowledge is extended through Sandstone’s partnership with Faber Factory Plus. This should allow us to deliver a really impressive line up to celebrate the Book Festival’s tenth anniversary.

“This also feels like a good moment to publicly record thanks to our previous directors, Jason Rose and Brid McKibbon, for helping us establish the Inverness Book Festival so successfully. Book lovers not only in Inverness but also in the wider region have much to thank them for.”

Sandstone Press managing director, Robert Davidson, said: “In 2013 we will be bringing a calibre of author from all around the British Isles that will excite and inspire readers. We will bring readers into direct, personal contact with great authors talking about their books. We’ll also be endeavouring to give the authors a really tremendous festival experience, sending them away with a positive impression of both our reading public and our beautiful location.

“We are honoured to be associated with Eden Court Theatre in this great project.”


For further information, interview requests or to arrange picture opportunities, please contact Eden Court Marketing Department / / 01463 239 841.

For Sandstone Press please contact: Jelica Gavrilovic

Notes to editors:

  • The tenth Inverness Book Festival will take place on 07 – 10 August 2013. Since the first Inverness Book Festival in 2004 there have been 192 events and 167 authors have appeared.  Highlights have included Jackie Kay, Ali Smith, Ian Rankin, Iain Banks, Christopher Brookmyre, Mairi Hedderwick, Andy Wightman, Richard Holloway, Michel Faber, Richard Jobson, Jeremy Strong, Joanna Blythman, Louis de Bernieres, Debi Gliori, AL Kennedy, Stuart McBride, James Kelman, Denise Mina, Lari Don, Ian Hamilton, Levi Roots, Andrew Greig, Kevin MacNeil, Grace Maxwell (with Edwyn Collins) and Alistair Urquhart
  • Eden Court is the largest multi-arts venue in Scotland. It re-opened in November 2007 following an extensive redevelopment programme, which saw the addition of two purpose built cinemas, a brand new flexible second theatre space and two dance and education studios.


  • Sandstone Press is a publisher of fiction and non-fiction books and ebooks. Based in Highland Scotland, the company is characterised by high editorial and design standards, internationalism, and a strong engagement with the contemporary world using modern methods. Sandstone Press books have won or been shortlisted for many literary prizes including the Man Booker, Commonwealth, Arthur C Clarke, Creative Scotland, Green Carnation, Saltire Society, and Boardman Tasker Awards. Sandstone Press is represented by Faber Factory Plus and Repforce Ireland, with ebooks distributed by Faber Factory Powered by Constellation.


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