The best books, comics & events
Aye Write! A host of big names come to Glasgow for this festival which is now a crucial date in the literary diary. The likes of Howard Marks (pictured), Simon Armitage, Michael Buerk, Sue Cook, David Blunkett and Steve Bell all feature. Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Fri 16-Sun 25 Feb.
A Celebration of Edwin Morgan The way Ron Butlin is going, he’ll be getting one of these tributes to him sometime in the future. For now, he helps pay tribute to the beloved Glasgow Laureate. North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Edinburgh, Wed 28 Feb.
One Book - One Edinburgh The campaign to get RLS’ Kidnapped firmly in the nation’s psyche just keeps on rolling. Various venues, Edinburgh, until Thu 1 Mar.
Lynne Truss The writer who famously got her pants in a furore over bad punctuation presents her stunning monologues which were previously aired on Radio 4. Profile Books; Mitchell Library, Fri 23 Feb.
Toni Davidson The silence is broken by the Ayr-born writer whose Scar Culture caused a stir in 1999. His short story collection, The Gradual Gathering of Lust is a fitting follow-up. Canongate.
Harvey Pekar A Gogol-esque tale of horrible truths, Ego and Hubris features an anti-hero who is very difficult to love. Ballantine Books.
Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso The tenth volume of 100 Bullets appears with more sharp dialogue and characters as the Trust and its former warlord go head to head. Vertigo/Titan.