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Book Festival sends ‘Outriders’ on the roadOUS News

FOUR Scottish authors team up with a quartet of their European contemporaries for the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s third “Outriders” project.

The program was launched in 2017 when Scottish writers teamed up with their international counterparts to travel across America and Africa.

The authors share stories from their trips at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Next spring’s participants will tour Europe, taking in Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland and Romania.

Cal Flyn, who wrote about wildlife for Scottish FieldGo on an adventure in the Transylvanian wilderness in Romania with German novelist Helene Bukowski.

Victoria McNulty, Dean Atta and Mara Menzies will accompany Ciarán Hodgers, Kostya Tsolakis and Rawdna Carita Eira on their tour.

Nick Barley, director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, said: “Outriders is one of our most ambitious initiatives to offer Scotland’s writers unique experiences and material for their writing.

“At the same time, Outriders promises to offer new perspectives on Europe for Scottish audiences at a time of great political and social change across the continent.

“This is the third iteration of Outriders, previous projects had sent writers first to the Americas, then to Africa.

“Previous projects confirm that Outriders Europe will create long-term partnerships between authors and opportunities to present their work across the continent.”

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