Jenny Niven

Country: United Kingdom

Jenny Niven is the Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, a literary event that hosts a concentrated flurry of cultural and political talks and debates yearly in Edinburgh. She was previously the Director of the award-winning Push the Boat Out, which she founded – a festival of poetry, spoken word, and language. Additionally, she served as the Executive Producer of Dandelion, an expansive program focusing on sowing, growing, and sharing across Scotland. Furthermore, she held the position of Head of Literature at Creative Scotland. Her influential role was acknowledged in The List’s ‘Hot 100’, a compilation of people shaping Scotland’s arts and cultural landscape in 2022.

Jenny Niven adalah Direktur Edinburgh International Book Festival, sebuah acara sastra tahunan di Edinburgh yang dipadati oleh obrolan-obrolan serta debat-debat kebudayaan dan politis. Ia sebelumnya menjabat sebagai Direktur untuk Push the Boat Out, sebuah festival pemenang penghargaan yang ia gagas, yang menggabungkan kegiatan-kegiatan puisi, spoken word, dan bahasa. Lebih jauh lagi, ia menjabat Executive Producer untuk Dandelion, sebuah program bercakupan luas yang berfokus pada memupuk, menumbuhkan dan membagikan kreativitas di sepanjang Skotlandia. Peranannya yang berpengaruh diakui oleh daftar ‘Hot 100’ yang dikeluarkaan The List, daftar orang-orang yang membentuk lanskap seni dan budaya Skotlandia di 2022.

Appearing in

Main Program | The Art of Representing Human Experiences: Poetry and Prose

Poetry is the art of portraying human experiences. Hollie McNish’s latest work, Slug, has been described as a ‘taboo-busting delight,’ blending poetry, prose, and short stories that delve into the …

Main Program | Bernardine Evaristo’s Writing Journey

Bernardine Evaristo is a prolific writer and the first Black woman and Black British person to win the Booker Prize for her novel Girl, Woman, Other. With Jenny Niven, Evaristo …