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Author Biographies


Fiona Armstrong

Fiona Armstrong (Patron)

BBC News presenter Fiona Armstrong has been a familiar face on national and regional news for many years.

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Mungo Campbell

Mungo Campbell

The Hunterian Poems

Mungo Campbell is Deputy Director of The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow.

Before moving to Glasgow in 1997 he worked at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and in the Print Room at the National Gallery of Scotland.

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Lesley Duncan

Lesley Duncan

Poet - The Hunterian Poems

As poetry editor of The Herald, Lesley Duncan has for almost two decades chosen and introduced the newspaper's popular daily poem feature. Her own collection, Images Not Icons, was published in 2010, as were two poetry pamphlets on Scottish historical themes.

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Richard Holloway

Richard Holloway

Richard Holloway is a writer and broadcaster.  He is the author of more than twenty books, including Godless Morality, Doubts & LovesLooking in the Distance and Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition.

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Sue Lawrence

Sue Lawrence

Award-winning food writer Sue Lawrence is the author of 15 cookery books including Sue Lawrence on Baking and A Cook's Tour of Scotland.

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Sir John Lister-Kaye

Sir John Lister-Kaye

Sir John Lister-Kaye is one of Scotland’s best-known naturalists and conservationists, a Times columnist and author. His best-selling Song of the Rolling Earth, was published in 2003, Nature's Child in 2004 and At the Water's Edge in 2010, and Gods of the Morning in 2015.  He has lectured and led expeditions on wildlife and conservation in many countries.

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Stuart MacBride

Stuart MacBride

Stuart MacBride is the bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels.

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Sally Magnusson

Sally Magnusson

Sally Magnusson is an award-winning journalist and writer who has presented a wide range of programmes for the BBC and authored a number of books.

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Russel D McLean

Russel McLean

Russel D McLean is a crime writer, originally based in Dundee but now working out of Glasgow.

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James Naughtie

James Naughtie

James Naughtie, who presented Today on BBC Radio 4 for twenty-one years, is a special correspondent for BBC News.

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Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell is the author of seven novels, After You've Gone, My Lover's Lover, The Distance Between Us which won a Somerset Maugham Award, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, The Hand That First Held Mine, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, Instructions for a Heatwave, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award, and This Must be The Place.

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John Purser

John Purser

Poet - The Hunterian Poems

John Purser is well known as a composer, writer, broadcaster and musicologist. His new and collected poems There Is No Night was recently published by Kennedy & Boyd.

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Alan Riach

Alan Riach

Poet and Editor - The Hunterian Poems

Alan Riach holds the Chair of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University. His fifth book of poems, Homecoming (2009), follows Clearances (2001), First & Last Songs (1995), An Open Return (1991) and This Folding Map (1990).

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Testimonials

Thank YOU all for such a wonderful event, Bookmark was one of the most warm, welcoming and efficient book festivals I have attended and have been to a few now.

Sue Lawrence


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