Welcome to the website of Literary Dundee, a University of Dundee-led initiative that connects books, readers, writers and the brightest ideas, thanks to the University of Dundee and partners throughout the city and beyond.
Literary Dundee was established in 2007 by Anna Day and Prof Kirsty Gunn, to provide a home and focus for writers and readers in Dundee, and to work closely with University staff and students to share the joy of words across the city. It is now managed by Peggy Hughes, and delivers several key annual projects: Dundee Literary Festival (October), Dundee International Book Prize (in partnership with Dundee City Council’s One City, Many Discoveries Campaign), and events throughout the year – including our Literary Lock-Ins on the last Monday of every month at the George Orwell Public House, Book Week Scotland and more. Literary Dundee was placed 28 in the List Magazine’s ‘Hot 100’ 2014, The List’s annual celebration of the figures who’ve contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year.
With so many characters – fictional or otherwise – hailing from the city, Dundee’s place on the literary map of the world is significant and indisputable. – The List Magazine
Literary Dundee celebrates the writers working within and learning their craft at the University of Dundee, and is also well-positioned to champion the literary activity happening across the city, in partner organisations such as Dundee Libraries, Waterstones and Dundee Contemporary Arts. We are also on hand if you need general advice – on hosting your own literary event, getting published, studying writing here at the University of Dundee – don’t hesitate to drop us an email and we’ll try to help!