The Best Books, Comics & Events

Paulo Coelho The acclaimed Brazilian writer ventures upon our shores to chat about his work in general and his 2006 publications, in particular. Best do your homework on The Witch of Portobello and Like the Flowing River before popping along. SECC, Glasgow, Wed 18 Apr.

AL Kennedy The multi-talented Dundonian is still doing her thing on the stand-up stages of the nation, but literary fans breathed a sigh of pleasure when her new book, Day, came out. Hear her talk about this story of a Second World War veteran struggling to cope with life on civvy street. Waterstone’s, Edinburgh, Thu 19 Apr.

Ewan Morrison See preview. Jonathan Cape; Waterstone’s, Edinburgh, Thu 19 Apr.

Janice Galloway It’s always a treat when Galloway brings out a new book. Unfortunately, we’re still waiting for the next one, as here she is discussing her work from 2002’s Clara back. Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Tue 24 Apr.

Jonny Glynn A dark, dark tale of a man with one week to live and determined to make life hell for the rest of us on his way down. The Seven Days of Peter Crumb heralds a debut from a brave new voice. See review. Portobello.

Bryan Talbot The legendary comics guy brings us Alice in Sunderland, which rather wonderfully merges surrealism with the gritty reality of England’s north east. Jonathan 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. Titan.


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