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Essay reflecting on Italian heritage wins Wigtown's new £1,500 literary prize

Essay Reflecting On Italian Heritage Wins Wigtown’s New £1,500 Literary Prize

Dani Garavelli’s writing praised as ‘brilliantly observed’ and ‘emotionally astute’ Commendation for Jemma Neville’s heartbreaking essay on losing a newborn baby Award aims...
SUCCESSFUL OPENING WEEKEND KICKS OFF WIGTOWN BOOK

Successful Opening Weekend Kicks Off Wigtown Book

Wigtown Book Festival's opening weekend got off to a superb start with a series of sell-out shows featuring authors of every kind - including...
Authors voice support for appeal to secure Wigtown Book Festival’s future 

Authors Voice Support For Appeal To Secure Wigtown Book Festival’s Future 

Let’s hope a massive success this year will secure its future – Val McDermid  We have to remind ourselves of the importance of the...
Out of this world – Wigtown welcomes Mrs Death and invites you to a Meeting of Spirits 

Out Of This World – Wigtown Welcomes Mrs Death & Invites You To A...

This year’s Wigtown Book Festival meets death and then plunges on to discuss what happens afterwards.  Author Salena Godden will be at the festival to discuss her...
Top talents excited to be part of Wigtown’s tenth annual young adults programme 

Top Talents Excited To Be Part Of Wigtown’s Tenth Annual Young Adults Programme 

Top talents in young adult literature have expressed their excitement at being part of Wigtown Book Festival’s 10thannual YA programme.  This year’s YA programme, which...
Eight finalists named for Scotland’s inaugural Anne Brown Essay Prize 

Eight finalists Named For Scotland’s Inaugural Anne Brown Essay Prize 

Eight-strong shortlist includes talents from the worlds of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and journalism  The £1,500 Anne Brown Prize honours the respected broadcaster who died...
Neglected Scots poet Josie Neill set to launch her first book at the age of 86 

Neglected Scots Poet Josie Neill Set To Launch Her First Book At The Age...

At the age of 86 Josie Neill, described as one of Scotland’s “most neglected” poets, will finally see her first full collection of work...
FROM DOWN UNDER TO THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN, WIGTOWN POETRY PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

From Down Under To The Land Of The Rising Sun, Wigtown Poetry Prize Winners...

The 2021 winners of the Wigtown Poetry Prize, Scotland’s annual international awards for poems in the nation’s three indigenous languages, have been revealed. A mark...
Museums author urges communities to ‘kick up a fuss’ to save their past 

Museums Author Urges Communities To ‘Kick Up A Fuss’ To Save Their Past 

The coming year could be critical to the survival of many local museums and communities need to be ready to fight for their heritage.  Rachel...
Festival Launches ‘Book It and Spread the Word’ £25,000 Fundraising Campaign

Festival Launches ‘Book It and Spread the Word’ £25,000 Fundraising Campaign

Wigtown Book Festival has launched a £25,000 Book it and Spread the Word fundraising appeal to help secure the future of one of Scotland’s...