Hitlist: Books

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  • 16 October 2009
Hitlist: Books

Two weeks of talks, readings and exhibitions

Alasdair Gray
The godfather of Scottish literature pops out for the launch of A Gray Play Book, his anthology of short plays, an unused opera libretto, a film script and excerpts from the pictorial storyboard of Lanark, his groundbreaking work from the early 80s.
Oran Mor, Glasgow, Thu 22 Oct.

Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
Exhibitions, talks and film screenings, all of a particularly radical bent.
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Wed 28 Oct–Sun 1 Nov.

Ian Rankin

The good people of Biggar get to hang out with the man who is now in his post-Rebus era.
Atkinson-Pryce Bookshop, Biggar.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
The country’s annual showcase of storytelling as a contemporary art form and a rich part of Scotland’s cultural heritage brings us performance, workshops, talks and children’s events along the ‘Homelands’ theme.
Various venues, Fri 23 Oct–Sun 1 Nov.

Helen Fitzgerald
The Glasgow-based Aussie scribe with a line of bleakly humorous thrillers to her name signs copies of her latest, Bloody Women, a stylish slab of urban noir.
Borders Books, Glasgow, Sat 31 Oct.

James Ellroy
The so-called ‘Demon Dog’ of American crime fiction launches the final part of his Underworld USA trilogy, Blood’s a Rover, in which some heavyweight real figures from the late 60s enter Ellroy’s fiction.
Borders Books, Glasgow, Thu 5 Nov.

Gordon Burn
The final book from one of the country’s most incisive writers is published.
Faber, Thu 5 Nov.

Helen Fitzgerald

The Glasgow-based Aussie with a line of bleakly humorous thrillers to her name signs copies of her latest, 'Bloody Women'.

Alasdair Gray

Launch of 'A Gray Play Book', an anthology of short plays, an unused opera libretto, a film script and excerpts from the pictorial storyboard of the novel 'Lanark'. Tickets from 0131 622 8222 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

The festival is Scotland's annual celebration and showcase of storytelling as a contemporary art form and a rich part of Scotland's cultural heritage. Performance, workshops, talks and children's events will follow the theme of 'Homelands'.

James Ellroy

The so-called 'Demon Dog' of American crime fiction launches the final part of his Underworld USA trilogy, 'Blood's a Rover'.

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