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Joanne Harris and Blue Salt Road book cover

Bestselling author to visit Callander school for Book Week Scotland

McLaren High school to host Chocolat author Joanne Harris

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Fife library challenges conventions with music, beer and banned books night

Cupar Library to host alt-folk musician Beerjacket for unique event

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Sam Coniffe Allende and Akala

Best-selling rebel writers engage with Edinburgh communities for Book Week Scotland

Akala and Sam Coniffe Allende to take part in unique community events

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Marjolein Robertson

Comedian to teach stand-up in schools for Book Week Scotland

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson embarks on tour of rural schools

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Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2019 Open for Applications

The Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship for professional writers is now open for applications.

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Claire Askew and Nancy Clench

Rebel Claire Askew embarks on Scottish student tour for Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland 2018 runs from 19 November to 25 November

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Top crime writer Val McDermid becomes new Scottish Book Trust patron

Top crime writer Val McDermid becomes new Scottish Book Trust patron

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has appointed a new patron, the prominent Scottish writer Val McDermid. A long-time supporter of the charity’s work, Val is one of the biggest names in crime writing and her novels have been translated into 40...

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Digital Festival Programme

Digital Festival returns for Book Week Scotland

Line-up of virtual events including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

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Phil Earle

Award-winning author Phil Earle visits local schools for 20th Anniversary of Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

Award-winning author Phil Earle will visit schools in Moray, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Perth & Kinross and Angus from 5-9 November as part of the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Conversation with Maggie O’Farrell

Exclusive event at Stirling Castle for Book Week Scotland

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