The Best Books, Comics & Events
(Photo: © Iain Phillpott)
Marina Lewycka After giving us a quirky novel about Ukrainian tractors (kind of), Ms Lewycka turns her attention to a different form of transport with Two Caravans (in a sense). Kent is the setting for a story about East European fruit-pickers. See review Fig Tree.
Hugh Barker & Yuval Taylor Just what is authentic in popular music these days? Has there ever been a truly original voice or have our icons and idols just been Faking It? That’s the central question in this fascinating slice of music history. See review Faber.
Bryan Talbot See preview Johnathan Cape.
Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry These chaps give us a geeky but great adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, the sinister tale of a hidden bit of London. See review Titan.
Frank Miller & Lynn Varley The movie version of 300 is setting a few pulses going right now, and here is a vivid story about the battle between a small band of Spartan warriors and a massive army of Persian invaders. Dark Horse.
From Aesop to Miffy: Animal Magic at NLS Eoin Shalloo introduces us to the furry friends to be found among the National Library of Scotland’s collections, including everyone’s favourite bunny, the bold Miffy. National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Tue 3 Apr.
Jodi Picoult This Long Island writer has recently been given the task of keeping the cult of DC Comics’ Wonder Woman spinning and here she’ll be chatting about the novels which she has given us about complex human relations. Borders Books, Glasgow, Wed 4 Apr.