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Christopher Brookmyre & Denise Mina Two of our finest crime scribes go head to head at the latest Bridge Readings with the author of A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Pencil and All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye chewing the felonious fat with the writer of The Field of Blood and Garnethill. National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Tue 13 Mar.
Andrea Levy When Small Island was published three years ago, Levy could only have dreamed about the positive fuss it would have caused. Now she’s reaping the benefits with a series of readings. Pollokshaws Library and Learning Centre, Glasgow, Fri 2 & 9 Mar.
Iain Banks No M in the name, so The Steep Approach to Garbadale must be a top unsci-fi tale. And it is. See preview Little, Brown.
Laura Hird The Auld Reekie writer brings us Dear Laura, a collection of correspondence from Mrs Hird when her wee girl was away at uni. Canongate.
Toni Davidson The Ayr-born writer whose Scar Culture caused a big stir in 1999 has broken his silence. His short story collection, The Gradual Gathering of Lust is a more than 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.