Turning page back to 1962

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DISCUSSIONS between leading Scottish and international authors are to be broadcast online at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference 2012-2013 will launch at the festival in August.

Nick Barley, director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, said: “Half a century ago, Edinburgh hosted a writers’ conference that was so influential it helped bring about the explosion of literary festivals as we know them today.

“We will be inviting 50 writers to return to the themes of 1962 and to set them in a modern context.”