The 11th Stena Line Wigtown Book Festival will take place from 25 September – 4 October 2009 and is a key event in the Homecoming Scotland celebrations. Last year’s festival was an unprecedented success with ticket sales more than doubling and the festival won the Thistle Award for Best Regional Event and Festival 2008. This year’s programme extends beyond books to encompass music, film, poetry, theatre and the first ever artist residency.
This year’s programme will include appearances from Roddy Doyle, Julia Donaldson, Kenny Logan, Giles Foden, Nick Nairn, John Boyne, Irma Kurtz, Diana Athill, Iain Banks, David Owen, Quintin Jardine, Roberta Taylor, Christopher Brookmyre, Sue Lawrence, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, William Dalrymple, Louis de Bernières, Robert Crawford and Yasmin Alibhai Brown. The Stena Line Wigtown Book Festival is also proud to announce that Liz Lochhead will be launching and judging the Wigtown Poetry competition, Scotland’s largest poetry competition.
New this year is a unique festival-within-a-festival called “Whisky & Words” with a programme featuring events about the relationship between whisky and writing.
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