The best books, comics and events
Rupert Everett The louche chap has been attacking Hollywood and Starbucks lately and is now swooping on our cities to chat about the business of show. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Thu 9 Nov; Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow, Mon 13 Nov.
Scottish International Storytelling Festival The annual feast of tale relating moves into its final stages. Various venues, Edinburgh, until Sun 5 Nov.
Scottish PEN A host of our finest scribes gather up for a night in memory of murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Borders Books, Glasgow, Wed 15 Nov.
Laura Hird A new collection of short stories brings the ex-Albion Rovers kid back onto our shelves. Canongate. Read interview
Cormac McCarthy More human frailties are dissected by America’s cowboy chronicler as he goes on The Road. Picador. Read review
Ian Rankin Auld Reekie Rankin’s The Naming of the Dead has Rebus trawling through some human remains with a G8 backdrop. Orion. Read review
Des Dillon A top fortnight for homegrown talent with Coatbridge’s finest unleashing his own set of sharp stories with They Scream When You Kill Them. Luath. Read review
Nabiel Kanan The Drowners is a London-set murder mystery which is as hot as anything coming out of the strong US market. Image.
Guy Delisle This Canadian animator delivers a spot-on travelogue with Shenzhen. Jonathan Cape.
David Lloyd Best known for his collaborations with Alan Moore, the veteran British artist does his own thing with noir thriller Kickback. Dark Horse.