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David Nicholls: Us

The One Day author launches and reads from his new book, Us, about a man whose tries to fix his relationships before his son heads off to university and his wife prepares to leave him.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 5 Oct

£10 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0131 651 2189

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

Alex Gray: The Bird that Did Not Sing

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

Paisley Central Library

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 0141 887 3672

Part of The Spree.

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.

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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

Douglas Skelton: Crow Bait

Author Douglas Skelton on his new crime novel, Crow Bait.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

Waterstones, Ayr

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01292 262600

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

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 624455

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

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

Magnus Florin: The Garden – Changelings 5 Launch

The launch of Magnus Florin's novel, which is based on the life of the 18th century Swedish enlightenment figure Linnaeus.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

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