BOOKMARK Patrons

Ken Cox
Ken Cox

BOOKMARK Patron, Ken Cox is one of the world's leading experts on rhododendrons.  A nurseryman, lecturer, traveller in India and Nepal and author of numerous books, he is also Managing Director of his family firm, Glendoick Gardens Ltd, a garden centre in Perthshire.

Magnus Linklater
Magnus Linklater

BOOKMARK Patron, Magnus Linklater, CBE is a Scottish journalist, writer, and former newspaper editor.  Magnus is the son of Scottish writer, Eric Linklater.  He is a regular columnist for TheTimes and presents a discussion programme for BBC Radio Scotland.


Olga Wojtas
Olga Wojtas

BOOKMARK Patron, Olga Wojtas has been a journalist for over 30 years and is a past Scottish editor of the Times Educational Supplement. She is a novelist of unconventional, and witty, crime novels and has been nominated for numerous comedy print awards. A firm favourite as guest writer and Chair with BOOKMARK audiences, Olga will be a wonderful ambassador for the BOOKMARK Book Festival.

Rosemary Goring
Rosemary Goring

BOOKMARK Patron,  Rosemary Goring is a writer and journalist who worked for many years for Scotland on Sunday, before moving to The Herald and Sunday Herald. She is an author of books on historical fact and fiction and she abridges books for BBC Radio 4.  Rosemary's books include Scotland: The Autobiography: 2000 Years of Scottish History By Those Who Saw It Happen, and the novels After Flodden and Dacre’s War.