But the cream of the country’s writing crop have come together for the city's eighth Aye Write! festival, which returns on April 12.
Writers from north of the border will be appearing side by side with the likes of Sandi Toksvig, Darcey Bussell, Jeremy Vine and Tracey Thorn during the ten day book festival.
Last year more than 40,000 people attended events at Aye Write! and with talks including I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue – the Best of Forty Years and Ian Buxton’s 101 World Whiskies selling out within weeks of going on sale.
However there is a tinge of sadness hanging over this year’s festival. Following the news that Iain Banks is battling terminal cancer, The Wasp Factory writer has cancelled his appearance at Aye Write!
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