Boswell Book Festival


The world’s only book festival dedicated to biography and memoir. Normally held at the magnificent Dumfries House, the Festival has become one of the most prestigious cultural events in Scotland and has attracted a host of writers and personalities such as Judi Dench, John Byrne, Ben Macintyre, Maggie O’Farrell, Matthew Parris, Sally Magnusson, Kirsty Wark, James Naughtie, Alexandra Shulman, Neil Oliver, Alan Johnson, Susan Calman and many more.


Dumfries House
Ayrshire, Scotland


    The festival takes place from
    May 10 to May 12, 2024

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