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Line-up for Shetland's Wordplay book festival announced

Sally Magnusson
Image caption BBC Scotland presenter and author Sally Magnusson is among the line-up

The line-up for Shetland's annual Wordplay book festival has been unveiled.

Crime author Val McDermid, BBC Scotland presenter and author Sally Magnusson, and writer, director and producer Norman Stone will be among the guests.

The festival is running from 31 August to 9 September.

Shetland Arts literature development officer Donald Anderson said, "It is immensely exciting to see such a wide variety of writers."

Others featuring are Ron Pretty, Jim Mainland, Angus Reid, John Burnside, Rodge Glass, Luke Jennings, Christine De Luca, Karin Altenberg, and Robin Robertson.

The festival will feature events including writing workshops, author events, book launches and children's events.

The festival programme will be made available later, with tickets going on sale in August.

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