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BookMark Book Festival

BOOKMARK 2017 Authors


Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson has published twelve novels featuring forensic expert Dr Rhona MacLeod, the latest, published August 2017, being Follow the Dead.

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Fiona Armstrong

Fiona Armstrong - in the Chair

Fiona Armstrong, Patron of BOOKMARK, is an award-winning broadcaster and writer, based in Scotland. She has worked in news for both BBC and ITV - and has made fishing programmes for Sky TV.

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Martin Bell

Martin Bell

Martin Bell has spent more than half a century in unquiet corners of the world, including the surrogate war zone of the House of Commons.

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Christopher Brookmyre

Christopher Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre’s first novel, Quite Ugly One Morning, won the First Blood Award in 1996 for the best first crime novel of the year.

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Ron Butlin

Ron Butlin

With an international reputation as a prizewinning novelist, Ron Butlin is a former Edinburgh Makar / Poet Laureate.

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Rachel Crowther

Rachel Crowther

Rachel Crowther worked as a doctor in the NHS for twenty years before succumbing to a lifelong yearning to write fiction.

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Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson

Alan was chosen to stand in the constituency of Hull West and Hessle, and entered Parliament as an MP in May 1997. Rising through various Ministerial positions he became Home Secretary in 2009.

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Alan Rowan

Alan Rowan

Alan Rowan is a  mountaineer, journalist and author. He has climbed the Munros three times, the Corbetts and all the 3000-foot peaks in England, Ireland and Wales, many of them during the wee, small hours – often after finishing his shifts at a national newspaper at midnight.

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Flora Shedden

Flora Shedden

Flora lives in Highland Perthshire. She has worked as a gallery assistant, researcher, photographer, costume seamstress and waitress, before her success as a finalist on The Great British Bake Off encouraged her to plan her future around her favourite pastimes of writing, cooking and photography.

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