DAVID Baldacci, Sara Pascoe and Sebastian Barry are among the stars appearing at the online Borders Book Festival in August.

The online edition of the festival, which launched on July 12, offers free-to-view talks every week.

The line-up for August has now been unveiled, with festival director Alistair Moffat hailing a “dynamic” schedule.

Mr Moffat said: “We’ve been delighted with the positive response we’ve received since the virtual festival launched this month and are excited to reveal a lively and eclectic line-up for August.”

Former Love Island contestant Camilla Thurlow is among the guests due to appear.

Others include crime writer Val McDermid, broadcaster Sally Magnusson and children’s author Alan Windram – who is from Galashiels.

This is the full line-up for August

Sunday, August 2

11am: Alan Windram will be launching the latest title from his award-winning picture book series One Button Benny

4pm: Broadcaster and novelist Sally Magnusson on myth, immortality and the role of women in society with festival director Alistair Moffat

7pm: US bestselling thriller writer David Baldacci talks to Lee Randall about his latest novel A Minute to Midnight

Sunday, August 9

11am: Hilarious adventures from Wigglesbottom Primary with Pamela Butchart

4pm: Dutch historian Rutger Bregman presents a new view on human nature

7pm: Award-winning novelist Sebastian Barry on his latest novel A Thousand Moons

Sunday, August 16

11am: Eilidh Muldoon will show young viewers how to draw a very sleepy owl in this launch event for Snooze.

4pm: Environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt presents a compelling blueprint for post-COVID -19 recovery

7pm: Former Bishop of Edinburgh, and bestselling author Richard Holloway helping us to make sense of the world with writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson

Thursday, August 20

8pm: The riotously funny comedian Sara Pascoe will be joining the festival with an exclusive midweek special event on modern masculinity and sexual economics

Sunday 23rd August

11am: Fun facts and drawing tips from master cartoonist Gary Northfield, the creator of the hilarious Julius Zebra books

4pm: How to change the world with young activist and entrepreneur Jeremiah Emmanuel

7pm: Unrivalled queen of crime Val McDermid on her latest heart-pounding thriller Still Life

Sunday, August 30

11am: Much-loved Sir Charlie Stinky Socks author, Kristina Stephenson

4pm: Reflections on celebrity culture and mental health with Camilla Thurlow and her inspirational new memoir Not The Type

7pm: Dr Amir Khan, from Channel 5’s Behind Closed Doors, talks about his brand-new book The Doctor Will See You Now and tells us how he helped lead one of the busiest GP surgeries in the country through the unprecedented trials of the COVID pandemic.

All events from the July programme are still available to view for free at any time from the festival website www.bordersbookfestival.org