Now in its seventh year, Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival will host Tom Watson MP, who is to discuss his new book about his role in exposing phone hacking, ahead of a debate on the future of the media.

Jodi Picoult is the author of eighteen novels, including the No.1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.



Marina Warner spent her early years in Cairo, and was educated at a convent in Berkshire, and then in Brussels and London, before studying modern languages at Oxford. She is an internationally acclaimed cultural historian, critic, novelist and short story writer. Her non-fiction works include The Beast to the Blonde, No Go the Bogeyman and Fantastic Metamorphoses, while her fiction includes the novels The Lost Father (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Indigo and The Leto Bundle, and short story collections including Murderers I Have Known. Her most recent book is Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights (Chatto & Windus). She lectures widely in Europe, the United States and the Middle East and was appointed CBE in 2008.



Behind the scenes at the phone hacking scandal and the parliamentary investigation led by Tom Watson.

Tom Watson MP has led the pursuit of News International in parliament. His new book tells the full behind-the-scenes story of the phone hacking scandal revealing the connections between News Corporation, the police and politicians, and explaining how they became unravelled. With unique information and access, Watson shows what went wrong with some very prominent British institutions and marks the moment when everything began to change.


Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Scots Makar Liz Lochhead and the National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke also feature on the line-up.


Six events will be held on the topic of the global economy and business, featuring former chancellor Alistair Darling, Martin Jacques, Margaret Heffernan, Philip Coggan, David Erdal and Tom Devine.


Scots authors William McIlvanney, AL Kennedy, Richard Holloway, William Boyd, Alexander McCall Smith, Tam Dalyell and Andrew O’Hagan are all set to take part at the festival.

What’s on Scotland’s Bookshelves

​Come and join the debate at a panel discussion with authors T C Smout, William McIlvanney, Allan Massie, Janice Galloway and chair of the judges Rosemary Goring.


Chaired by Stuart Kelly.


10 Mar 12 20:00 – 21:30

Cost: £8/£7

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