A warm welcome to the Wigtown Book Festival
This year’s programme offers almost 200 events for adults and children, with participants including Anne Applebaum, Jeremy Bowen, Artemis Cooper, Mark Lawson, Joanna Lumley, Fred MacAulay, James Meek, James Robertson, Ali Sparkes and Peter Snow. There’s also a host of walks, theatre, visual arts events and author dinners that give Wigtown at festival time its unique atmosphere.
As ever, we bring you some of the best fiction and non-fiction published today. Themes for 2013 include the natural world and the state of Scotland a year before the independence referendum. Look out also for WTF, our new strand of events programmed by young people, for young people.
To book tickets online
Use either the calendar and programme categories to the left or the full event listings below. If you are 13-21, you can also get £2 standby tickets on the door for any main programme events that are not sold out 15 minutes before the event.
Any tickets ordered online during the Festival will not be posted out and will be available for collection from the Ticket Collection Point in the County Buildings Foyer.