Tell us about your connection to Wigtown and the Book Festival
I had the pleasure to be in Wigtown during the 2013 Festival. We had a board meeting of the International Organisation of Booktowns.

 

Sum up your festival experience in 5 words
More open boots than doors

(a lot of happy buyers and readers!) 

 

What's your favourite festival memory? 
James Robertson’s talk, The News Where You Are. Afterwards I bought And the Land Lay Still, a wonderful book. And also the moment the dining table fell apart in The Book Shop!

 

Who would be your dream author to appear at the Festival? 
Jón Kalman Stéfansson, an impressive Icelandic author or the Hungarian Peter Esterhazy.

 

Give our visitors one recommendation or top tip for Wigtown, the Festival or D&G
The smiles at the Festival Office!

 

Jan is President of the International Organisation of Booktowns, of which Wigtown is a member.