Aye Write!

Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival is one of the leading literary festivals in the UK!

Aye Write!

About Aye Write!

The Mitchell Library North Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 7DN
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Aye Write is Glasgow's annual book festival, bringing writers and speakers from across Britain and beyond to the heart of Scotland's largest city.

Aye Write Glasgow’s Book Festival and Wee Write Glasgow’s Book Festival for Children and Young people is back with an enormous line-up of authors, poets, writers and books.

This 17th edition of Aye Write – the annual festival which is usually held in March - sees the festival return to Glasgow’s Mitchell Library for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic moved the 2021 programme online, and will run over 3 consecutive weekends, Fri 6th - Sun 8th, Thurs 12th - Sun 15th and Thurs 19th - Sun 22nd May, featuring more than two-hundred author talks and panel events, and with some events also taking place at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and Tramway.

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Upcoming Events at Aye Write!

Nathan Evans: The Book of Sea Shanties

Nathan Evans: The Book of Sea Shanties

19th May 2022

Whether you're young or old, gather around and discover the riotous world of sea shanties with local boy and international bestselling singer Nathan Evans at Aye Write!
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Suzanne Wrack: A Woman’s Game

Suzanne Wrack: A Woman’s Game

19th May 2022

A Woman's Game by Suzanne Wrack explores the history of women's football from the Victorian era – with players in high-heeled boots – to the present day!
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Dr Jo Meacock, Geraldine Shenkin and Peter Tuka - Painting For My Life

Dr Jo Meacock, Geraldine Shenkin and Peter Tuka - Painting For My Life

19th May 2022

The authors of this extraordinary book with be joined by Marianne's daughter to discuss her life and paintings!
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Graeme Thomson with John Dingwall - Themes for Great Cities: A New History of Simple Minds

Graeme Thomson with John Dingwall - Themes for Great Cities: A New History of Simple Minds

19th May 2022

Graeme Thomson andJohn Dingwall discuss the illuminating new biography of one of Britain's most influential bands, written with the full cooperation of Simple Minds.
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Miles Jupp: History

Miles Jupp: History

19th May 2022

History is the brilliant debut novel from acclaimed comedian, writer and presenter Miles Jupp!
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Emma Gannon: (Dis) Connected

Emma Gannon: (Dis) Connected

19th May 2022

Bestselling business author and podcast host Emma Gannon discusses her manifesto for staying human on the internet with Aye Write!
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Helen FitzGerald and Hannah Graham: The True Crimes Behind Crime Fiction

Helen FitzGerald and Hannah Graham: The True Crimes Behind Crime Fiction

19th May 2022

Join Helen FitzGerald and Hannah Graham for a fascinating look at the crime world in fact and fiction.
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Gerry Hassan, Joyce McMillan & Professor Tanja Bueltmann

Gerry Hassan, Joyce McMillan & Professor Tanja Bueltmann

19th May 2022

A welcome back to Aye Write in person after last year’s successful digital event!
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Kayo Chingonyi, Dean Atta and Janette Ayachi, More Fiya

Kayo Chingonyi, Dean Atta and Janette Ayachi, More Fiya

19th May 2022

One of Aye Write's new poets from last year returns with an excellent new anthology of black British voices!
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Oliver Milman: The Insect Crisis

Oliver Milman: The Insect Crisis

20th May 2022

Oliver Milman's The Insect Crisis is a topical and urgently needed book about another impending environmental disaster.
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Donald Meek and Eoghan Stewart: An evening of Gaelic poetry

Donald Meek and Eoghan Stewart: An evening of Gaelic poetry

20th May 2022

Join Donald Meek and Eoghan Stewart for an evening of Gaelic poetry as part of Aye Write 2022!
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Helen Lewis: Difficult Women

Helen Lewis: Difficult Women

20th May 2022

Popular journalist and broadcaster Helen Lewis brings a history of feminism in 11 fights to Aye Write 2022!
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Annabel Abbs and Natasha Solomons - Women Finding a Voice in Historical Fiction

Annabel Abbs and Natasha Solomons - Women Finding a Voice in Historical Fiction

20th May 2022

Real historical figures are given back their voices in these striking new novels from Annabel Abbs and Natasha Solomons.
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Mihir Bose and Calum Jacobs: Is a Non-Racial Sports World possible?

Mihir Bose and Calum Jacobs: Is a Non-Racial Sports World possible?

20th May 2022

Two writers approach the subject of racism in sport and look forward with positivity.
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Louise Candlish and Kate Ruby: From the Thriller Page to the TV Screen

Louise Candlish and Kate Ruby: From the Thriller Page to the TV Screen

20th May 2022

The author of the recent STV drama Our House and a TV producer turned novelist discuss their latest thrillers!
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Val McDermid with Ruth Wishart: 1979

Val McDermid with Ruth Wishart: 1979

20th May 2022

Join Val McDermid in conversation with Ruth Wishart at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as she discusses her new book, 1979 as part of Aye Write 2022!
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Dr Hilary Jones - Frontline

Dr Hilary Jones - Frontline

20th May 2022

Join Hilary Jones, the well-known and trusted GP who has appeared on many TV shows, as he discusses his first novel, Frontline at Aye Write 2022!
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Mark Woolhouse - The Year the World Went Mad: A Scientific Memoir

Mark Woolhouse - The Year the World Went Mad: A Scientific Memoir

20th May 2022

A new look at the pandemic from one of the leading scientific voices in Scotland, Mark Woolhouse.
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Celia Imrie and Fidelis Morgan: Orphans of the Storm

Celia Imrie and Fidelis Morgan: Orphans of the Storm

20th May 2022

Olivier Award-winning actress, Celia Imrie and the researcher, fellow actress, and director Fidelis Morgan discuss their new book, Orphans of the Storm!
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Wendy Erskine, Jem Calder and Gerda Stevenson - Short, But Perfectly Formed Stories

Wendy Erskine, Jem Calder and Gerda Stevenson - Short, But Perfectly Formed Stories

21st May 2022

AWendy Erskine, Jem Calder and Gerda Stevenson... authors who excel in the fine art of short-story writing talk about their new collections.
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Shon Faye - The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

Shon Faye - The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

21st May 2022

A landmark book that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life.
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Lianne Dillsworth, Sean Lusk & Melissa Fu - Fiction Across the Centuries

Lianne Dillsworth, Sean Lusk & Melissa Fu - Fiction Across the Centuries

21st May 2022

Lianne Dillsworth, Sean Lusk & Melissa Fu present their spectacular new historical novels – each taking place in a different century!
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Dr Sohom Das - In Two Minds: Stories of murder, justice and recovery from a forensic psychiatrist

Dr Sohom Das - In Two Minds: Stories of murder, justice and recovery from a forensic psychiatrist

21st May 2022

In Two Minds is an honest, revealing and at times humorous memoir from the highly regarded Forensic Psychiatrist, Dr Sohom Das.
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Damien Lewis - The Flame of Resistance: American Hero. French Hero. British Spy

Damien Lewis - The Flame of Resistance: American Hero. French Hero. British Spy

21st May 2022

Drawing on a plethora of new historical material Damien Lewis upends the conventional story of Josephine Baker.
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Karen Lloyd and Andrew Painting - Restoration and Rewilding Against the Odds

Karen Lloyd and Andrew Painting - Restoration and Rewilding Against the Odds

21st May 2022

Two outstanding nature writers will discuss their books dealing with restoration, rewilding renewal and repair.
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Justin Webb - The Gift of a Radio: My Childhood and other Train Wrecks Chaired by Ruth Wishart

Justin Webb - The Gift of a Radio: My Childhood and other Train Wrecks Chaired by Ruth Wishart

21st May 2022

The candid, unsparing and darkly funny memoir from the Radio 4 broadcaster and journalist, Justin Webb.
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Lorna Cooper and Vicky Spratt - The Basics of Food and Shelter

Lorna Cooper and Vicky Spratt - The Basics of Food and Shelter

21st May 2022

A topical session on the current cost of living crisis – and what can be done about it.
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Rachael Blok, J B Mylet and Jacqueline Roy - Haunting Psychological Thrillers

Rachael Blok, J B Mylet and Jacqueline Roy - Haunting Psychological Thrillers

21st May 2022

These thrillers all share a psychological theme, and institutional settings that will stay with you for a long time.
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Professor Dame Sue Black - The Books that Made Me

Professor Dame Sue Black - The Books that Made Me

21st May 2022

Professor Dame Sue Black shares the books that have inspired, entertained and moved her over the years.
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Matthew Keeley Introduces... Liam Konemann, Julie Owen Moylan and James Cahill

Matthew Keeley Introduces... Liam Konemann, Julie Owen Moylan and James Cahill

21st May 2022

Glasgow-based writer and teacher Matthew Keeley introduces this panel of debut writers as part of Aye Write 2022!
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Jenni Fagan with Claire Mitchell QC and Zoe Venditozzi Witches of Scotland Podcast

Jenni Fagan with Claire Mitchell QC and Zoe Venditozzi Witches of Scotland Podcast

21st May 2022

Join Zoe and Claire from The Witches of Scotland podcast for a special live recording with Jenni Fagan, author of Hex!
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David Hendy - The BBC: A People’s History

David Hendy - The BBC: A People’s History

21st May 2022

David Hendy presents a new history of a global institution that defines Britain and created modern broadcasting.
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William Atkins - Exiles: Three Island Journeys

William Atkins - Exiles: Three Island Journeys

21st May 2022

Occupying the fertile zone where history, biography and travel writing meet, Exiles is a masterpiece of imaginative empathy.
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Iain Hood, Maggie Ritchie and Philip Miller - Glasgow Art in Fiction

Iain Hood, Maggie Ritchie and Philip Miller - Glasgow Art in Fiction

21st May 2022

Three new novels from Iain Hood, Maggie Ritchie and Philip Miller take their inspiration from Glasgow and its artists.
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Otto English and Kathleen Wyatt - Pants on Fire

Otto English and Kathleen Wyatt - Pants on Fire

21st May 2022

These two authors should help you to tell the truth from the many, many lies we’ve been told.
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Sam Fowles - Overruled: Our Vanishing Democracy in 8 Cases

Sam Fowles - Overruled: Our Vanishing Democracy in 8 Cases

21st May 2022

Sam Fowles presents an insider's view into how our government has undermined our democratic principles from a barrister who took the Prime Minister to court.
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Cameron Wyllie and Alison Colwell - Head Teacher Tales

Cameron Wyllie and Alison Colwell - Head Teacher Tales

21st May 2022

Two Head Teachers from very different schools tell tales from the classroom and staffroom!
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Sarah Pinborough, Harriet Tyce and Dominic Nolan - Nailing Biting Thrillers

Sarah Pinborough, Harriet Tyce and Dominic Nolan - Nailing Biting Thrillers

21st May 2022

If you like a thriller that will keep you up at night, turning 'just one more page' – these are the books for you!
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David Alston, Kate Phillips and Cass Ezeji -The Tannahill Event: White Supremacy, Black Lives and Scotland’s Role in the Slave Trade

David Alston, Kate Phillips and Cass Ezeji -The Tannahill Event: White Supremacy, Black Lives and Scotland’s Role in the Slave Trade

22nd May 2022

Generously supported by The Tannahill Fund this promises to be an unmissable session on Scotland role in the Slave Trade.
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Simon McCleave, Clare Whitfield and Charles E. McGarry - Wild Island Thrillers

Simon McCleave, Clare Whitfield and Charles E. McGarry - Wild Island Thrillers

22nd May 2022

Three windswept islands provide the setting for these gripping thrillers from Simon McCleave, Clare Whitfield and Charles E. McGarry!
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Gerry Badger - Another Country: British Documentary Photography Since 1945

Gerry Badger - Another Country: British Documentary Photography Since 1945

22nd May 2022

Gerry Badger's Another Country is a compelling social and cultural history of Britain showing how photographers have depicted the country over the last seventy years.
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Tom de Freston and Nick Blackburn - The Art of Grief and Trauma

Tom de Freston and Nick Blackburn - The Art of Grief and Trauma

22nd May 2022

Tom de Freston and Nick Blackburn present two spellbinding memoirs which detail paths out of grief via art.
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Darren McGarvey - The Social Distance Between Us

Darren McGarvey - The Social Distance Between Us

22nd May 2022

The Social Distance Between Us is the much-anticipated follow-up to Poverty Safari from the Glasgow-based rapper, journalist and commentator Darren McGarvey!
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Rupal Patel - From CIA to CEO

Rupal Patel - From CIA to CEO

22nd May 2022

An ops manual for entrepreneurs that reveals how the techniques of the CIA can help you to thrive in the world of business.
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Toby Harnden - First Casualty: The Untold Story of the Battle That Began the War in Afghanistan

Toby Harnden - First Casualty: The Untold Story of the Battle That Began the War in Afghanistan

22nd May 2022

Orwell Prize-winning Toby Harnden author tells the gripping and incredible story of the six-day battle that began the War in Afghanistan.
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Patrick Elliot - Joan Eardley, Land & Sea: A Life in Catterline

Patrick Elliot - Joan Eardley, Land & Sea: A Life in Catterline

22nd May 2022

Eardley's experiences on the wild Scottish coast, illustrated with some of her most remarkable drawings and paintings.
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Rosemary Shrager and S J Bennett - Unlikely Sleuths

Rosemary Shrager and S J Bennett - Unlikely Sleuths

22nd May 2022

Cosy crime is back, but I bet you weren't expecting these detectives...
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Ian Rankin - The Dark Remains

Ian Rankin - The Dark Remains

22nd May 2022

Bestselling author Ian Rankin and Scottish crime-writing legend William McIlvanney join forces for the first ever case of DI Laidlaw, Glasgow's original gritty detective!
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Gabrilella Braun and Oliver Burkeman - A True Work/Life Balance

Gabrilella Braun and Oliver Burkeman - A True Work/Life Balance

22nd May 2022

These books might help us adapt to a new way of working and a better way of living.
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Louise O’Neill and Daisy Buchanan - Unflinching Contemporary Fiction

Louise O’Neill and Daisy Buchanan - Unflinching Contemporary Fiction

22nd May 2022

Two absolutely brilliant contemporary novels by two rising stars in the business!
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Joanne Harris and Janice Hallett

Joanne Harris and Janice Hallett

22nd May 2022

Best-selling authors Joanne Harris and Janice Hallett discuss their latest thrillers, which have school settings in common.
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Alice Morrison - Walking With Nomads

Alice Morrison - Walking With Nomads

22nd May 2022

The adventurer and TV presenter Alice Morrison takes us on three remarkable and inspirational journeys across Morocco.
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