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Glasgow’s Drygate Hosts Unveiling of Scotland’s Cultural Influencers, Featuring Jenny Niven


Jenny Niven, the Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, has been unveiled today as one of Scotland’s cultural influencers in The List magazine’s ‘Hot 100’.

This announcement took place during an event held at Drygate in Glasgow.

Coming in within the Top 10 at number 6, this is the second time Jenny has appeared within the prestigious ranking. 

“It’s been another special year for culture within Scotland… There’s nothing predictable or safe about our Top 10 and we believe it encapsulates what makes Scottish culture so unique and exciting.”

Brian Donaldson, Editor at The List magazine

An annual barometer for talent in Scottish arts and culture, this year’s ‘Hot 100’ is topped by Mercury Prize and three-time Scottish Album of the Year Award-winning musicians Young Fathers. 

Joining Jenny in the top ten is Booker-longlisted novelist Martin MacInnes who attended the Book Festival in 2023 to discuss his latest novel, In Ascension. 

Other 2023 Book Festival participants who feature in the Hot 100 include Hannah Lavery, Simone Seales, K. Patrick, Becky Sikasa, Katie Goh, Peter Ross, and Douglas MacIntyre.

For more on the Edinburgh International Book Festival visit: https://www.edbookfest.co.uk 

For more about new Festival Director Jenny Niven visit: https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/news/announcing-jenny-niven-as-incoming-book-festival-director

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