Delegate Profile

Jenny Niven

Job TitleHead of Literature, Languages and Publishing

Company NameCreative Scotland


Jenny Niven is Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Scotland’s national funding and development agency, Creative Scotland. She was Acting Director of Edinburgh International Book Festival over the winter months of 16/17. Before returning to Scotland Jenny was formerly Associate Director at the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in Melbourne, and Program Manager of the Melbourne Writers Festival. From 2004–2009 she lived in Beijing, where she was inaugural director of the ground-breaking festival and literary events program, The Bookworm International Literary Festival.


Conference Sessions

  • International Literature Showcase Festival Forum: Festival Utopias

    Thursday14:15 - 15:1516 Mar 2017

    High Street Theatre

    Part of the International Literature Showcase Festival Forum. With the proliferation of literature festivals worldwide showing no signs of abating, it is argua...

    • Language: English
  • International Literature Showcase Festival Forum

    Thursday13:00 - 17:0016 Mar 2017

    High Street Theatre

    Join us for a half day forum exploring literary festivals, from programming to public engagement, communities to controversy and everything in between. For fest...

    • Language: English
  • Art, Economics, Brexit: We Need to Talk About Funding

    Wednesday10:00 - 11:0015 Mar 2017

    Literary Translation Centre

    The literary translation sector in the UK and internationally faces a whole range of challenges, which include funding to support the development and profession...

    • Language: English

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