Aye Write! 2012 - highlights
Seven of the best events at Glasgow literary festival, including William McIlvanney and William Boyd
The Saltire and Whitbread-winning author from Kilmarnock reflects on a distinguished literary career which kicked off in 1966 with Remedy is None. Was he the man who began the Tartan Noir phenomenon?
9 Mar, 6pm, £8 (£7).
Another acclaimed Ayrshire scribe gets into the festival spirit as she discusses All Made Up. The second volume of her memoirs tackles her teenage years of living with a tough mother and domineering sister.
10 Mar, 12.30pm, £8 (£7).
After the TV success of Any Human Heart, Boyd’s latest novel is Waiting for Sunrise, a plot-twisting thriller about psychiatry and another captivating trip into troubled psyches.
10 Mar, 6.30pm, £8 (£7).
In his latest cartoon work, Rowson revisits the classic satire Gulliver’s Travels, doffing his cap to the original but updating the tale to tackle the kind of social absurdities Swift would happily have savaged now.
13 Mar, 6pm, £8 (£7).
In her memoir, the iconic frontwoman for platinum-selling 2-Tone band The Selecter, describes what it was like to be a black child adopted in the 1950s by a white, working class family. She is joined by Jackie Kay for a frank discussion about identity.
14 Mar, 6pm, £8 (£7).
Gillian Clarke, Carol Ann Duffy and Liz Lochhead
A triple bill featuring, respectively, the National Poet of Wales, the Poet Laureate and the Scots Makar, who are gathered up here to talk about their latest poetic works.
16 Mar, 7.30pm, £8 (£7).
The Booker-nominated Glaswegian writer discusses blurring the boundaries between fiction, memoir, documentary and journalism and offers a glimpse into his next book.
17 Mar, 5pm, £8 (£7).