The Anne Brown Essay Prize

County Buildings
In person event
Sun 26 Sep
16:00 UK
Free, ticketed

Anne Brown was a hugely respected BBC journalist and a passionate advocate of Wigtown Book Festival, of which she was the first chair of Trustees. The Anne Brown Essay Prize for Scotland has been established by Anne’s family in her memory and will be awarded to the best literary essay by a writer in or of Scotland. 

Join us for the prize-giving where we will raise a glass to Anne, get a flavour of the entries and learn the identity of the winner. 

In association with BBC Scotland.

Wigtown Book Festival Events

This year's programme is a combination of physical and digital events. Please ensure you book correctly. Digital events will stream through the homepage of with young adult events streaming through the YA page.

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