Hitlist - The best books, comics & events

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  • 18 June 2007

Hitlist

The best books, comics & events

(Photo: © Marianne Mitchelson)

Janet Paisley In a swift shift of career gear, this Falkirk-based poet and playwright brings us her debut novel with White Rose Rebel, a Scottish romance set in Jacobite times. Waterstone’s, Glasgow, Thu 5 Jul.

Irvine Welsh See preview. Assembly Rooms, Tue 3 Jul; Jonathan Cape, Thu 5 Jul.

John Hegley In a preview of his forthcoming Fringe show, everyone’s favourite poet from Luton does his ribald and elegant verse thing. Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, Wed 27 Jun.

Stevenson Walk Take a walk down the avenues and lanes which were such an inspiration to Robert Louis. Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, Tue 26 & Wed 27 Jun.

John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra If you’re a massive fan of Judge Dredd, you may well be wondering about his origins. Wonder no more as this pair’s tale traces his footsteps. Rebellion.

Christopher Hitchens He may be an old buddy of Salman Rushdie’s, but clearly this ex-Marxist has not learned his lesson, as he takes a poke at all things religious in God is Not Great. Let’s just thank the heavens for Hitch. See review. Atlantic.

Dave Eggers The innovative man who first came to attention with his Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, brings us What is the What, the literary memoir of a man who fled the war in Sudan. Hamish Hamilton.

Torsten Krol An enigmatic release from a shadowy figure, Callisto features a hick who gets involved in strange life-altering events. Atlantic.

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