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We are back for 2017 with an enormous line-up of authors, poets, writers and books. 

Among the appearances are Ian Rankin who is marking 30 years of John Rebus, former Doctor Who and All Creatures Great and Small star Peter Davison, The Books that Made Me returns and features John Byrne, Elaine C. Smith, Sanjeev Kohli and Sally Magnusson, politicians Vince Cable, Alan Johnson, Catherine Mayer, Chris Mullen and Roy Hattersley discuss their latest books and David Hayman performs plays by Chris Dolan.

There’s a unique gathering when Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay is joined by former Makar Liz Lochead and Glasgow’s Makar Jim Carruth. Also appearing are Jenni Murray, The Reverend Richard Coles, Matthew Parris, Joanna Trollope, Miranda Sawyer, MC Beaton, Val McDerm​id, AL Kennedy, Denise Mina and the BBC’s Frank Gardner. 

Just after the festival, Aye Write! welcomes back Jo Nesbo and Christopher Brookmyre with their respective new novels. “Aye Write! Introduces” and “Aye Con!” return and there is a music strand for 2017 called “Aye Tunes!” featuring Roddy Woomble of Idlewild, Mike Heron of The Incredible Sting Band, Brix Smith Start of The Fall and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, among others. 

Wee Write! Family Days feature “The Glasgow Gruffalo” with Elaine C. Smith, a celebration of the Harry Potter novels, the latest adventure with Chae Strathie and shows by the Clydebuilt Theatre Trust. Google’s Digital Garage and the Glasgow Science Centre will also run interactive sessions throughout both days. 
Aye Write! starts on Thursday March 9 when Home Ground: New Writing Inspired By The 2016 Homeless World Cup in Glasgow is launched. Thousands of copies of the book are being given away around the city and on-line during Aye Write! so look out for your copy. 

Peter Davison, the Makars and Flora Shedden of Great British Bake Off. A little over a year after his death, there are also explorations of David Bowie’s career with arts commentator Paul Morley and his drummer on four of his greatest albums, Woody Woodmansey.

This year, Aye Write! will be staged across three venues while Wee Write! has two family days either side of a packed week of events designed especially for schools. 

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday January 27.