Pictures are now online from The Edinburgh International Book Festival, which took place between 11-27 August this year. Over 800 authors from around the globe gathered in Edinburgh bringing writers and readers together across 750 events over 17 days.
NORA EPHRON, American author, screenwriter and director has died aged 71. She was the author of romantic comedies and was a triple nominee for the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for three films: Silkwood, When Harry met Sally, and Sleepless in Seatle.
Her second husband was journalist Carl Bernstein who was involved in exposing Watergate while on the staff of The Washington Post. Nora Ephron was expecting her second son in 1979 when she found out that Bernstein was having an affair with their mutual friend, the married British politician Margaret Jay, daughter of JamesCallaghan, former British Prime Minister. These events inspired her to write the 1983 humorous novel Heartburn. Both of her parents were screenwriters and she was fond of quoting her mother who would always try and turn difficult situations around by saying “Everything is copy”. Nora Ephron did these supremely successfully.
19 May 1941 – 26 June 2012
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