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Theresa Talbot: This Is What I Look Like

Radio presenter Theresa Talbot launches her biography, This Is What I Look Like.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Wed 29 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 4814

Alex Gray: The Bird that Did Not Sing

Gray talks about her latest DCI Lorimer novel, set during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Forfar Library

Mon 24 Nov

Free ticketed / 01307 476476

Part of Book Week Scotland.

The Book of Love and Loss Launch

The London launch of The Book of Love and Loss, a collection of poetry about the two experiences.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Wed 3 Dec

£3–£5 / 020 8348 8716

Carys Bray and Kirsty Logan

Carys Bray and Kirsty Logan are both recipients of Salt Publishing’s Scott Prize, resulting in the publication of debut short story collections: Carys’ Sweet Home (2012) and Kirsty’s The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales (2014). Today, Carys presents her debut novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, and Kirsty anticipates hers…

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sat 25 Oct

£3 (Concessions £2) / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Cathie Devitt: Don't Drink & Fly

Glasgow writer Cathie Devitt launches the first novella in a trilogy about the hectic life of Bernice, a witch living in Glasgow who likes red wine and has a hapless love life.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 248 4814

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Catriona Child: Swim until You Can't See Land

Child introduces her latest book, Swim Until You Can't See, which follows the relationship between two women born 60 years apart.

South Queensferry Library

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed / 0131 529 5576

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Dr John Hulbert – Perth: A Comprehensive Guide for Locals and Visitors

The launch of an expansive city guide covering Perth, from Dr John Hulbert.

Royal George Hotel, Perth

Mon 3 Nov

Cancelled / 01738 624455

Elaine Connor on The Gaelic Cat Series

A launch to celebrate the publication of Elaine Connor's Gaelic Cat series, set in Carloway.

Stornoway Library, Isle of Lewis

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01851 708631

Part of Book Week Scotland.

An Evening With James Ellroy

L.A Confidential writer James Ellroy discusses his latest novel, Perfidia.

Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

£5 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

The Royal Institution Of Great Britain, London W1S

Mon 3 Nov

£20 / 020 7409 2992

Waterstones, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey: Knit Your Own Broons

Authors Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey launch their new book, Knit Your Own Broons, which pretty much does what it says on the tin – teaches readers how to knit mini woolly versions of The Broons. Booking is essential.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0131 622 8218

John Cairney: The Importance of Being

Actor John Cairney releases his memoir, The Importance of Being.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0131 623 3734

Laura Marney: For Faughie's Sake

Marney talks about her new novel, For Faughie's Sake, reads an extract and answers your questions.

Wishaw Library

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01698 372325

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Red Squirrel Book Launches: Colin Will, Nikkia Magennis and William Bonar

Red Squirrel Press' Sheila Wakefield presents an evening of poetry readings to mark the release of new books from three Scottish poets – William Bonar, Colin Will and Nikkia Magennis.

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 11 Nov


Free / 0141 352 4900

Tracey S. Rosenberg: The Naming of Cancer Launch

Tracey S. Rosenberg launches her second pamphlet, The Naming of Cancer. The first pamphlet brought out by Neon Books, this fourteen-poem volume begins in a hospital and from there explores the experience of cancer from a multitude of perspectives.

Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed / 0131 557 2876

Part of Book Week Scotland.