• The List
  • 1 September 2006

The best books, comics and events

Robert Harris The former TV news reporter, current brother-in-law to Nick Hornby and author of bestselling romps such as Fatherland, Enigma and Archangel returns with Imperium, the first of his Roman saga trilogy. Borders Books, Glasgow, Thu 7 Sep.

John Hegley After a highly successful Edinburgh Fringe run, the Luton lad keeps the ball rolling with more of his fun rhymes and entertaining stories. Non-spectacle wearers will be made most welcome. Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 8 Sep.

Maggie O’Farrell This author was once better known for having lived in all the countries of the United Kingdom at one time in her life and for being deputy literary editor at the Independent on Sunday. Now though, she’s creating awe-inspiring fiction with the likes of her new one, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox. Waterstone’s, Glasgow, Tue 12 Sep; Review.

Roald Dahl Day The legendary kids writer would have been 90 today, so what better reason to get all Dahlian with this day of scary and silly stuff. Blackwells, Edinburgh, Wed 13 Sep.

Alasdair Gray The godfather of Scottish literature is next in line for the Bridge Readings season as he keeps the audience enthralled with his wit and wisdom. National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Wed 20 Sep.

Angus Peter Campbell The guy who nabbed a top ten spot in our 100 Best Scottish Books of All Time list gives us his first English language story. And helps launch a new publishing venture at the same time. Not bad going. See preview, left. Otago.

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