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Tiny Owl’s big adventure to Edinburgh!

Buy Cinderella of The Nile Buy Caged Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me Tiny Owl flew to Edinburgh International Book Festival last week, where we had events for three of our wonderful books! Cinderella of the Nile and Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me had fab author and illustrator led events, as well as a Big Draw with the illustrators! Our newest wordless picture book Caged celebrated its launch at the festival itself! There were multiple events for…

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A rollercoaster of stress, uncertainty and hope

An article by Tiny Owl publisher Delaram Ghanimifard This is the fourth year that Tiny Owl has faced difficulties regarding their authors and illustrators being granted visas to attend Edinburgh International Book Festival. Last year and this year, the situation was met with a great deal of public outcry and support for Tiny Owl and their artists. Tiny Owl co-founder and publisher Delaram Ghanimifard shares the struggles and stresses of the experience. Read her wonderful…

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An Empty Chair!

Author Beverley Naidoo responds to the visa issues faced by Tiny Owl illustrators Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Edinburgh International Book Festival has begun, but unfortunately has once again been filled with the problem of authors and illustrators being unable to attend due to having their visa applications denied. Author of Cinderella of The Nile, Beverley Naidoo wrote a letter for The Guardian, speaking out against the demoralising process. She is scheduled to have an event with the…

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Public outcry and support for illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi

This beautiful illustration is Iranian illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi’s response to the frustrating delay in the process of obtaining his visa, so that he can attend this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Ehsan has been named illustrator in residence for the event, and despite providing all of the required documentation and information, has yet to have his application for a visitor’s visa approved. His illustration here is a self-portrait, similar to his illustration for The Freedom…

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