Hitlist: Books

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  • 3 September 2009
Hitlist: Books

Mary Brennan
As Scottish Ballet opens a new chapter on its story with a move to Glasgow’s Tramway, The Herald dance critic celebrates the company’s many successes as she talks about her lavishly illustrated book, Scottish Ballet: Forty Years.
Waterstone’s, Glasgow, Thu 10 Sep.

Ian Rankin
The Rebus author is a busy boy this fortnight, first discussing his new book The Complaints in Edinburgh before hot-footing across to Stirling to open this year’s Off the Page festival.
Fort Kinnaird Retail Park, Edinburgh, Sat 12 Sep; Tolbooth, Stirling, Mon 14 Sep.

Inspirations at NLS: Christopher Brookmyre

The mighty Brookmyre talks about his work and influences, including Asterix, Aristophanes, James Bond and Billy Connolly.
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Tue 15 Sep.

Rodge Glass
The prolific Mr Glass talks about his literary career as part of the Off the Page line-up.
Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, Tue 15 Sep.

Seeds of Thought
Live urban poetry and acoustic music with open-mic spots sets as part of these end-of-summer CCA celebrations. CCA, Glasgow, Sat 12 Sep

Richard Dawkins
Atheism's most passionated promoter enlists the help of archaeology, physic and geology in his quest to combat ignorance in The Greatest Show on Earth. See preview.
Bantam Press.

Jah Wobble

The musical artist formerly known as John Wardle brings us tales of his crazy showbiz life in Memoirs of a Geezer.
Serpent’s Tail.

Nick Hornby
More music-based writings here, though Juliet, Naked is the fictional tale of a couple’s dark obsession with a long-retired tortured singer-songwriter who returns to reclaim his legacy.

Rodge Glass

Two novels and a biography into his literary career, the Glasgow-based Jewish author has attracted considerable attention for his output. 'Part of Off the Page'.

Off the Page

A week-long book festival, organised by Stirling County Libraries, featuring storytelling events and talks, as well as a host of popular authors. Crime writing is well represented in this year's line-up with appearances from Ian Rankin and ex-WPC Karen Campbell, tradition meeting modernity as the Stirling Makar hosts an…

Mary Brennan

Dance critic Mary Brennan, who has written 'Scottish Ballet: Forty Years' joins in an evening celebrating the illustrious company.

Inspirations at NLS: Christopher Brookmyre

The Scottish crime-fiction penner mentions Asterix, Aristophanes, James Bond and Billy Connolly among his influences.

Seeds of Thought: End of Summer Event

Live urban poetry and acoustic music with open mic spots.

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