Wigtown and Dundee Book Festivals

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Monsta and I being interviewed by the illustrious Peggy Hughes at Wigtown Book Festival 2017

Wigtown Book Festival

In September I had my first ever visit to the infamous and wonderful Wigtown Book Festival. I had a lovely time lurking in bookshops, cat stalking, meeting fellow authors, and talking to people about Goblins and Monstas. It is, without a doubt, one of the best book festivals I’ve attended.

 

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With Peggy Hughes after the Goblin event, Wigtown Book Festival 2017
The bookshop
One of the many fabulous bookshops in Wigtown

Dundee Literary Festival

In October I was off to Dundee Literary Festival for the First Writes event with fellow authors Helen McClory and Gillian Best, chaired by Zoe Venditozzi. The event was followed by an interview with Jed Edwards, a student on Dundee University’s Creative Writing programme. I really enjoyed our chat, especially geeking out over a love of sci-fi and China Mieville’s brilliant short stories.

Massive thanks to the illustrious and incomparable Peggy Hughes for having me along. This is Peggy’s last year running Dundee Lit Fest, as she’s been snapped up by Writers’ Centre Norwich where she’ll be working her literary magic later this year.

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Zoe Venditozzi, Ever Dundas, Helen McClory, Gillian Best at Dundee Literary Festival 2017
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Gillian Best, Ever Dundas, Helen McClory at Dundee Lit Fest 2017 (a rare sighting of me not wearing my leopard print coat)

News and Events

Festival season is now over, but I will be reading at the Scottish Parliament on November 15th for International Day of the Imprisoned Writer, run by Amnesty International and Scottish PEN. It’s free and you can book tickets here.

I’m pleased to be on The List’s ‘creatures to watch out for in 2018‘. Massive congratulations go to the brilliant 404 Ink, this year’s No1, and all the other fabulous creatures on this year’s list.

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