Thanks to everyone who attended this year's festival!
Next year's dates for your diary - 12-14 May 2023
Many of you enjoyed the return to a live format for the first time in three years, alongside the livestreamed events for those unable to attend in person. We look forward to seeing you again in 2023.
About the Boswell Book Festival
The world’s only festival of biography and memoir, normally set in the spectacular grounds of Dumfries House, draws an enthusiastic audience attracted by its unique theme.
Inspired by the great Ayrshire biographer James Boswell of Auchinleck, at the heart of the Festival is a programme of stories taken from the inspirational lives of people past and present - told through talks, drama, art and music.
Why is it so important to children to tell our stories?
Stories connect the past and present to the future and learning these stories is what can awaken future generations to their potential.
Through the Festival, the Boswell Trust engages with primary and secondary schools across Ayrshire and beyond.
If you wish to support the festival going forwards, please use the donate button.
Trust – free non-fiction magazine from Baillie Gifford
Baillie Gifford are long-term supporters of the festival and dedicated supporters of UK literary events.
Trust is full of insightful articles about innovations that are transforming the way we live and work. Through features on pioneering companies and conversations with visionary authors, readers can find out first-hand about the sources of disruption in our fast-changing world. You can also access regular literary-related giveaways and exclusive author interviews.