Glasgow's book festival Aye Write will be celebrating its 15th birthday in March with a huge line-up of book themed events. 

The events will take place across three long weekends, returning from Thursday 12 March. It will hold debates, conversations and events based on brilliant books. 

Among the literary superstars appearing this year are Booker Prize 2019 winner Bernardine Evaristo, Maggie O’ Farrell, Val McDermid and Joanna Trollope and there will be a free celebration of the life and work of acclaimed artist and author Alasdair Gray who died in late 2019.

Bake-Off judge Prue Leith, Strictly’s Anton Du Beke, Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge, actor and singer John Partridge, Channel 4 journalist and author Jonathon Rugman, actor and comedian Greg McHugh and Ben Stewart and Oliver Knowles from Led By Donkeys will also be joining in. 

 Aye Write will also be tackling big issues on the day in the company of Michael Cashman, David Lammy MP, Sir Oliver Letwin, Rachel Reeves MP, Sir John Curtice, AC Grayling, Gavin Esler and James Naughtie who are among over 260 authors and writers appearing at more than 200 events.

The events will be discussing feminism, The Barrowland Ballroom, politics, society, weight-loss, Windrush, social media, Scotland’s landscape and dozens more. This year a new theme, “It Should Be OK to Disagree” will also debate issues around politics and sex.

Aye Write programmer Bob McDevitt said: “It hardly seems possible Aye Write is celebrating its 15th anniversary. In that time the festival has developed such a strong identity that is reflected right throughout the programme for 2020. Programming the festival is always a daunting task so I am very proud so many writers and public figures have agreed to be part of Aye Write this year. The tribute to the life and work of Alasdair Gray, who we had the pleasure of welcoming to Aye Write just last year, will be an especially poignant occasion.”

Tickets for the broadest and most exciting Aye Write line-up ever are on sale now.