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The Boswell Museum and Mausoleum Trust has announced the inaugural Boswell Book Festival which is to take place on the grounds of Auchinleck House on May 20 - 22, 2011.

The festival will feature talks by internationally renowned experts in the fields of diary and biography, most notably Dr Gordon Turnbull, who has been General Editor of the Private Papers of James Boswell at Yale University since 1997.

Among other speakers that have been announced are Diana Athill, OBE and biographer Selina Hastings.

The festival is managed by the Boswell Museum and Mausoleum Trust, which was founded in 2010 with the aim of restoring the Boswell Mausoleum in Auchinleck churchyard and to create the first museum anywhere to celebrate the life and work of James Boswell.