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Alan Johnson

Alan appeared both in 2017 and 2018 to a capacity...

Alan Radcliffe
Alan Radcliffe

Allan Radcliffe is a writer and journalist. He has written...

Alan Riach

Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of...

Alan Rowan

Alan Rowan is a mountaineer, journalist and author.  He has...

Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor has worked as a librarian, journalist, editor of...

Alasdair Douglas-Hamilton

Following on from the 2018 AGM BOOKMARK was delighted...

Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE is a British-Zimbabwean writer...

Alex Gray

Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success...

Ali Smith

Born in Inverness and now living in Cambridge, Ali Smith has excited...

Allan Massie

Allan is a Scottish journalist and critic.  Gore Vidal called...

Ambrose Parry

Ambrose Parry is the pen-name for two authors: the best-selling...

Andrew Crummy

In the 21st century, The Prestonpans Tapestry and The Great...

Andrew Greig

Andrew Greig is a poet, full time writer and ‘sometime...

Andrew Nicoll

Journalist Andrew Nicoll has lived in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee,...

Anna Day

Anna Day is the Cultural Public Programme Manager at Perth...

Barry Hutchinson

Barry Hutchison is an award-winning children's author and screenwriter. His...

Bill Jones

Bill's working years, before he started writing, were spent making...

Billy Kay
Billy Kay

Writer and broadcaster Billy Kay was born in Galston, Ayrshire...

Blairgowrie Players

BOOKMARK was delighted to work in partnership with The...

Caroline Milligan

Caroline Milligan works within the Centre for Research Collections at the...

Christopher Brookmyre

Chris was a journalist before turning to writing novels full...

Chris Whitaker
Chris Whitaker

Chris Whitaker is the award-winning author of Tall Oaks, All...

C J Schüler

Following the historic route of the amber trade...

Clare Hunter

Clare Hunter has been a banner-maker, community textile artist and...

David McPhail

I write funny books and historical fiction for children. Thorfinn...

Dean Nelson

Dean is an award winning journalist and foreign correspondent who lived...

Denise Mina

Denise studied law at Glasgow University.  Misusing her PhD grant...

Don Paterson

Don Paterson has recently been described as ‘one of the...

Douglas Skelton
Douglas Skelton

Douglas Skelton is the author of 12 non-fiction titles and...

D V Bishop
D V Bishop

David [D. V.] Bishop writes the Cesare Aldo historical thrillers...

Elizabeth Crawford

Elizabeth is the author The Women's Suffrage Movement: a reference...

Emily Dodd

Author Emily Dodd is passionate about science, wildlife, and storytelling....

Esther Rutter

Esther Rutter is a non-fiction writer based in Fife.  ...

Ewan Morrison

Ewan Morrison is a multi-award-winning novelist, screenwriter and essayist. His...

Fiona Armstrong

BOOKMARK Patron, Fiona Armstrong is an award-winning broadcaster working...

Flora Shedden

Flora is 23 and lives in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. She...

Freeland Barbour

Freeland Barbour, a very well-known figure in Scottish music circles,...

Gareth Williams

Composer and songwriter Gareth Williams is a Chancellor’s Fellow at...

Gary West

Gary West is an ethnologist, musician and broadcaster who has...

Geoff Hill

Geoff Hill is a critically acclaimed author and award-winning journalist...

Gerda Stevenson

Gerda Stevenson, actor/ writer/ director/singer-songwriter, trained at R.A.D.A., London, winning...

Gordon Kerr

Gordon Kerr, originally from East Kilbride, studied at Glasgow University....

Graeme Macrae Burnet

Graeme is the author of three novels, The Disappearance of...

Graeme Pallister

BOOKMARK was delighted to welcome to Blairgowrie, Perthshire-born Graeme...

Hania Allen

Hania was born in Liverpool of Polish parents and has now...

Isla Dewar

Isla was born in Edinburgh, scene of many of her...

James Naughtie

James Naughtie, who presented Today on BBC Radio 4 for...

James Robertson

James Robertson, a prolific and popular poet, novelist, children’s writer...

Jamie Jauncey
Jamie Jauncey

Jamie Jauncey is the author of several novels, including The...

Janice Galloway

BOOKMARK was delighted to welcome Janice Galloway to Blairgowrie...

Jenni Fagan

Jenni Fagan was born in Scotland. She graduated from Greenwich...

Jess Smith

Jess says 'I am a Shenachie; a Traditional Storyteller'  She...

Jim Crumley

Jim Crumley, author of over 40 books on Scottish wildlife...

Jim Mackintosh

Jim Mackintosh is a Poet. Editor and Producer. Current Makar...

John Glenday

John has published four collections of poetry: The Apple Ghost (Peterloo Poets,...

John Lister-Kaye

Sir John Lister-Kaye is one of Scotland's best known naturalists...

John Purser

John Purser is well known as a composer, writer, broadcaster...

Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon)

Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon) is Britain's best-known commentator on the...

Joyce Caplan

Joyce Caplan is a lecturer, specialising in Scottish Poetry. Chair...

Karen Campbell
Karen Campbell

Galloway-based Karen Campbell is the author of eight novels, with...

Kate Leiper

Kate Leiper is an artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh,...

Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland and now...

Keith Brockie

Keith is a freelance artist specialising in wildlife and natural...

Ken Cox

BOOKMARK Patron, Ken Cox is one of the world's...

Lachlan Goudie

Lachlan Goudie is an award-winning Scottish painter and arts broadcaster....

Lari Don

'I'm a children's writer based in Scotland, and most of...

Laura Shepherd-Robinson
Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Laura Shepherd-Robinson worked in politics for nearly twenty years before...

Lesley Duncan

As poetry editor of The Herald, Lesley Duncan has almost...

Lesley Glaister

Lesley Glaister is a novelist, poet and playwright and teacher...

Liam McIlvanney

Liam McIlvanney, born in Ayrshire, is a writer and academic...

Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson is one of Scotland’s best known crime writers: a...

Louis de Bernières

Louis de Bernières much acclaimed novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin won the...

Lyn McNicol

Badger the Mystical Mutt is not one but two series...

Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell is the author of many novels.  After You'd...

Magnus Linklater
Magnus Linklater

Magnus Linklater is one of {% component type: "snippet", alias:...

Marion Duffy

Marion Duffy is one of the creative writing partnership of...

Mark A Smith

Mark A. Smith was born in Dundee, where he works...

Martin Bell OBE

From the ranks of the Suffolk Regiment, Martin Bell emerged...

Melanie Reid

Melanie Reid MBE is a writer and journalist with The...

Merryn Glover

Merryn Glover, Winner of our 2021 Book of the Year...

Michaela Morgan
Michaela Morgan

Michaela writes picture books, novels, non-fiction and poetry. She spends some...

Mike Nicholson

Mike has written books for all ages of primary school...

Mollie Hughes
Mollie Hughes

On Friday 10th January 2020, Mollie Hughes entered the Guinness...

Mungo Campbell

Mungo Deputy Directory of the Hunterian Museum, along with Alan...

Murdo Fraser

Murdo Fraser was born in Inverness in 1965 and educated...

Muriel Spark

BOOKMARK was delighted to offer special events to celebrate the...

Naomi Christie

Naomi Christie is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen,...

Natalie Russell
Natalie Russell

Natalie Russell is a Dundee based author of children’s picture...

Neil McIntyre

Neil McIntyre is a professional wildlife photographer based in the...

Nick Hesketh

Nick appeared as part of BOOKMARK's Children's Festival.  He...

Olga Wojtas
Olga Wojtas

Olga Wojtas was first introduced to BOOKMARK audiences as...

Owen O'Neill

Owen O’Neill is a Northern Irish writer, actor, director and...

Patrick Galbraith

Patrick Galbraith was born and lived most of his younger...

Paul Bristow
Paul Bristow

Paul Bristow writes children's fiction, comics, folk tales and ghost...

Rachel Crowther

Rachel Crowther qualified as a doctor and worked in the...

Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce’s first novel, published in 2011, The Unlikely Pilgrimage...

Richard Frazer

Dr Richard Frazer is minister of Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh....

Richard Holloway

Richard Holloway, FRSE (born 26 November 1933) is a Scottish...

Richard (RPJ) Blake
Richard (RPJ) Blake

Sugar, Slaves and High Society is R.P.J. Blake’s first book. ...

Robert J Harris

Dundee born Bob regaled the audience at St Catharine's about...

Robin A Crawford

Born in Glasgow, Robin A. Crawford has a particular interest...

Ron Butlin

With an international reputation as a prize-winning novelist, Ron Butlin...

Rosemary Goring

Rosemary Goring won a prize for Scottish History in her...

Ross McKenzie

Ross McKenzie, Authors in Schools, was one of three authors...

Sally Magnusson

Sally Magnusson, a well-known face and voice of broadcasting, is...

Sandra Ireland

Sandra Ireland was born in Yorkshire, lived for many years in...

Sarah Maine

Sarah Maine’s work as an archaeologist was the launch pad...

Shaun Bythell

Shaun runs Wigtown’s The Bookshop, the largest second-hand bookshop in...

Shona - S G MacLean
Shona - S G MacLean

Shona MacLean was born and brought up in the Highlands....

Simon Conway

Simon Conway is a former British Army officer and international...

Simon Puttock

Simon Puttock, Authors in Schools,  entertained 330 P1/2 and P3...

Stewart Conn

Stewart  is a Scottish poet and playwright, born in Hillhead,...

Stuart MacBride

Stuart MacBride is the No 1 bestselling author of the...

Stuart Reid

A full-time children's author since 2012, Stuart has performed in...

Sue Lawrence

Award winning food writer Sue Lawrence, author of 15 cookery...

Teresa Breslin

 Winner of many literary awards, Theresa Breslin is the popular...

The Blairgowrie Players

BOOKMARK was delighted to welcome back, to the stage...

Zoë Strachan
Zoë Strachan

Zoë Strachan is the award-winning author of four novels, of...

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