Jackie Kay with Nicola Sturgeon (2016 Event)
Scotland's Makar, Jackie Kay, has a proud history of writing poetry about believable characters; ordinary people like herself. Her poems are genuine, open and often deeply personal. Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has long been an admirer of Kay's work, as well as an advocate of the importance of reading. In this event, filmed live at the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival, they discuss the poems Kay is producing in her role as Makar, and Sturgeon's Reading Challenge.