Edinburgh International Book Festival celebrated the Edwin Morgan Centenary on August 31st with readings and insights from Samuel Tongue, Juana Adcock, Keith Jarrett and James McGonigal.

You can view the full video below:

“Almost exactly ten years ago, on 17 August 2010, an eerie hush fell on the Edinburgh International Book Festival as word spread around Charlotte Square Gardens that one of the most significant poets of the 20th century, Edwin Morgan, had died. The commemorative event we threw for him just a few days later was among the most emotional celebrations the Festival has ever seen – a clear sign of Morgan’s profound significance for Scottish writers and readers at the time.

But what is perhaps more remarkable is that over the ten years since his death, Morgan’s influence, far from waning, has become even greater. This year he would have been 100 years old.”

Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2020.

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