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.
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.
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.