Jenny Niven appointed as Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is delighted to announce Jenny Niven as their new Director.  Jenny is founder and Director of the award-winning Push the Boat Out, a festival of poetry, spoken word and language; Executive Producer of Dandelion, an epic programme of sowing, growing and sharing across Scotland, and was previously the Head of Literature at Creative Scotland. She was named in The List’s ‘Hot 100’ people influencing Scotland’s arts and cultural landscape in 2022.

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