Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival

Aye Write, Glasgow's Book Festival, is back for 2020 from 12-29 March with fiction, politics, poetry, crime & thriller, memoir, history, music and more!

Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival

About Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival

We see the return of Aye Write Introduces and The Books That Made Me amongst another stellar line-up of authors including Maggie O’ Farrell, Val McDermid, Joanna Trollope, Bake-Off judge Prue Leith, Strictly’s Anton Du Beke, Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge, actor and singer John Partridge, actor and comedian Greg McHugh as well as a free celebration of the life and work of artist and author Alasdair Gray.

We will discuss some of the most pressing issues in society today including politics, weight-loss, Windrush, social media, feminism, the future of work, living sustainably and the climate emergency.

With over 250 authors appearing at this year's festival you're spoiled for choice! To make it easier, check out some of our top picks from this year's line-up.

19th February: John Bercow - Unspeakable
Unspeakable is John Bercow's characteristically forthright and incisive account of his unique vantage point into British politics. Hear him at Aye Write. And that's an ORDER!

13th March: Stuart Cosgrove with Recollective - Barrowland Ballads
Behind the blinking neon, at the very back of backstage, the artists of Recollective collected the untold stories behind one of Glasgow’s most beloved institutions, the iconic Barrowland Ballroom. Hear them in discussion with Stuart Cosgrove.

14th March: Bernardine Evaristo - Girl, Woman, Other
Girl, Woman, Other explores Britain as it has never been told before. Don't miss Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo in discussion.

14th March: Bill Drummond, Hollie McNish, Kirsty Logan, William Letford, Kevin Williamson, Michael Pedersen and Victoria McNulty - Neu! Reekie! After Curfew - The Send off.
Bill Drummond introduces After Curfew - a new book featuring work from 12 new writers who took part in The Curfew Tower, part of the Neu! Reekie residency programme. An unmissable event.

15th March: Joanna Trollope - Mum and Dad
Mum and Dad is the latest from Joanna Trollope, award winning author of the bestselling novels, The Rector's Wife, Marrying the Mistress and City of Friends. Hear her in discussion.

18th March: The Books That Made Me - Andrew Marr
Journalist and Broadcaster Andrew Marr has written several books himself, however for one night only he'll be chatting with Ruth Wishart about his favourite books by other authors. Hear the ones that inspired him most.

20th March: Maggie O’ Farrell, Hamnet
In a stunning departure for Maggie O'Farrell's fiction, Hamnet is the heart-stopping story behind Shakespeare's most famous play, inspired by his son. Hear Maggie in conversation.

21st March: Val McDermid, The Books That Made Me
Aye Write favourite Val McDermid shares the books that have entertained and inspired her the most. Get an insight in to the mind of this best selling crime writer.


What is on your Aye Write must see list this March? Check out WHAT'S ON!

And for the little bookworms in your life, don't miss the Wee Write Family Day on Saturday 7 March!

Tickets on sale now!

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