1. Overview

    Boswell Book Festival will return in May 2019.

  2. Programme

    One of the most unique events in the literary calendar, the Ayrshire-based Boswell Book Festival, is the world’s only festival of biography and memoir. Described by BBC Scotland’s Janice Forsyth as “a major Scottish cultural event” this is not to be missed.

    At the 2018 iteration of the festival Baillie Gifford hosted events with Alexander McCall Smith, Judy Murray and Andrew O’Hagan, who spoke to us about his book The Secret Life: Three True Stories. In this fascinating read, O’Hagan follows the lives of three important figures of the digital age: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, inventor of bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto and Ronald Pinn, a character O’Hagan constructed himself.

    Alternatively, if tennis is more your thing, why not read our interview with Judy Murray?

    To find out more about the Boswell Book Festival visit their website.

    Dumfries House - home of the Boswell Book Festival.