Peggy Hughes

Literary Dundee, Manager

Visit website


Peggy has managed Literary Dundee for 4 years, and before that worked for Scottish institutions including the Scottish Poetry Library and Edinburgh International Book Festival. Within the world of books she is especially interested in festivals, reader development, and literacy. Peggy interviews authors at events around the country, and will happily turn up and talk about books and reading anywhere, on air, online and offline, in libraries, schools, Rotary Clubs or community centres. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, Peggy will likely be talking and not far from cake, Guinness, tweed or a nice quality of light. 

Summary of work

Literary Dundee is a University of Dundee initiative which celebrated its 10th birthday in 2016. Literary Dundee exists to celebrate books, readers and writers and to connect the University and the wider world through an annual programme of activity, including a literature festival (October), a book prize for debut, unpublished novelists, and a series of year round events and publications. Literary Dundee works in concert with partners within and outside the University to engage people with literature and reading, to educate and to entertain.

Work to develop

Talk to me about partnership working; comics; essays; short stories; festivals; programming (all kinds); literacy; digital approaches; the books you love (and the ones you don't).

Contact details


Visit website