Alistair Darling MP will give the Donald Dewar Memorial Lecture at the 2010 Edinburgh International Book Festival on Tuesday 17 August.
In the RBS main theatre, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer will reflect on his time in Government, and give his views on Britain's economic prospects.
Mr Darling continues a distinguished line of politicians and broadcasters who have delivered the lecture. Sponsored by the National Library of Scotland, the annual event is one of the book festival's highlights.
Tickets are priced £10 (concessions £8) and available via the book festival website.
6 August 2010