Hitlist: Books

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  • 2 October 2009
Hitlist: Books

Vic Reeves

Literary highlights this fortnight

Vic Reeves
The funny fella is in town to launch Vic Reeves’ Vast Book of World Knowledge, which we imagine to be something like an encylopedia gone very, very badly wrong. In a good way.
Teviot Underground, Edinburgh, Thu 15 Oct.

Heroic Poetic Extravaganza
A whole day of free poetry-themed events throughout the Scottish Poetry Library in celebration of National Poetry Day: listening stations, a ‘remembered fragments’ stall and a poetry pub quiz in the Waverley Bar to top it all off.
Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, Thu 8 Oct.

And Another Thing … Hitchhiker Celebration
Eoin Colfer picks up Douglas Adams’ mantel, as he launches his sequel to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ‘trilogy’. Be sure and remember your towel.
Glasgow Film Theatre, Mon 12 Oct.

Nick Cave
The dark, brooding Aussie polymath celebrates the launch of new novel The Death of Bunny Munro (Canongate) with a night of readings, talk and music.
HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, Tue 13 Oct.

Liz Lochhead and Jackie Kay: Voice
Two authors/poets/playwrights well-known for their lyrical use of language in the first of a series of double bills of Scottish writers as part of the Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.
Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 16 Oct.

Denise Mina and Alan Bissett
Discussion with two of Scotland’s most popular writers, who recently took opposite sides in the James Kelman controversy, chaired by Willy Maley.
Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow, Sat 17 Oct.

Zoe Strachan and Louise Welsh: Diverse City
The novelists headline a night of performance literature from well-known acts and new voices.
Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow, Sat 17 Oct.

Denise Mina

The popular Scottish crime writer and playwright talks about her work, including her most recent book, The Long Drop, based on the infamous case of Peter Manuel. Denise Mina's debut novel Garnethill won the CWA John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel. Her work includes the Garnethill Series, books following…

Wishaw Library

Thu 26 Oct

Free but ticketed / 01698 524960

Liz Lochhead and Jackie Kay: Voice

Performances, readings and questions from two masters. 'Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 09'.

Beyond Noir: Zoe Strachan and Louise Welsh

Strachan and Welsh read from some of their acclaimed works (such as the former's Glaswegian laundrette drama 'Spin Cycle', and the latter's reimagining of the end of Christopher Marlowe's life, 'Tamburlaine Must Die'), and discuss their work and lives. 'Part of Word 10'.

Heroic Poetic Extravaganza

So many poetry events in one day! Choose from recitals, workshops, study sessions, arts and crafts and a pub quiz at Waverley Bar at 7pm.

And Another Thing . . . Hitchhiker Celebration

Launch of Eoin Colfer's new book picking up where Douglas Adams' 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' left off.

Vic Reeves

Jim Moir leaves behind the seriousness of his autobiography 'Me:Moir' to get back to the funny with the release of 'Vic Reeves' Vast Book of World Knowledge'.

Nick Cave

The dark mind behind the Birthday Party and the Bad Seeds releases his latest novel, 'The Death of Bunny Munro' (Canongate), with a night of readings, talk and music at this gig/book launch.