About Us

Led by the National Library of Scotland and Creative Scotland, with the collaboration of many partner organisations, the Muriel Spark 100 programme celebrates the life and literary achievements of one of Scotland’s finest and internationally respected writers across the year, through a series of events throughout 2018, including talks, exhibitions, readings, publications and screenings.

The Muriel Spark 100 programme is supported by many notable partners :

Aberdeen Central Library
Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Aye Write Festival
The Barn
Bloody Scotland
Birlinn Publishing
Bookmark Festival
Bookseller Crow on the Hill
Borders Book Festival
British Council
Carcanet Press
Chipping Norton Literary Festival
Coastword Festival
Custom House, Leith – Scottish Historic Buildings Trust
Daunt Books
Donmar Warehouse
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature
Edinburgh University Centre for Open Learning (COL)
Falkirk Community Trust Libraries
Filmhouse Edinburgh
Fruitmarket Gallery
Further From Festival
The Glad Café
Glasgow Film Festival
Glasgow Film Theatre
Glasgow Jazz Festival
Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow University
Glasgow Women’s Library
Gray’s School of Art
Literature Alliance Scotland
London Review Bookshop
Muriel Spark Society
National Galleries of Scotland
National Library of Scotland
New Directions Publishing
The Old Hairdresser’s
Polygon Publishing
Royal Lyceum Theatre
Royal Society of Literature
Saltire Society
Saraband Publishing
Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Library and Information Council
Scottish Poetry Library
Scottish Review of Book
StAnza Festival
Tidelines Book Festival
Topping and Company Booksellers, St Andrews
University of Edinburgh – Spy Week
University of Stirling
Visit Scotland
Winter Words Festival
Writers’ Centre Norwich
Writers’ Museum


The Muriel Spark 100 team and partners offer their most sincere thanks to Penelope Jardine, Muriel Spark’s friend and holder of the Muriel Spark estate, for her support.