EIBF 2008: Friday 15th August
10.15am - Fiction - Alan Bissett, Des Dillon & Anne Donovan
A super-energising start to the day with three spirited Scottish authors. Anne Donovan, shortlisted for the Orange and Whitbread Prizes for Buddha Da, has a life-affirming new novel in Being Emily. Multi-talented Des Dillon’s My Epileptic Lurcher will have you weeping with laughter and emotion, while Alan Bissett is equally full of exuberance, optimism and style.
1.30pm - Nations - Andrew O'Hagan
One of the most prodigiously gifted writers of his generation, Andrew O’Hagan is a magnificently intelligent essayist, novelist, critic – and mesmerising speaker. The Atlantic Ocean collects his reportage on the changing relationship between a declining Britain and a rising America – filled with personal insight and documentary witness, endlessly thought-provoking. Chaired by Magnus Linklater.
4.30pm - Crime - Tony Black & Jonny Glynn
Award-winning Edinburgh journalist Tony Black’s first novel Paying For It follows washed-up hack-turned-investigator Gus Dury as he uncovers a seedy vice ring linked to Eastern European people smugglers. Jonny Glynn’s The Seven Days of Peter Crumb is a dark and brilliant debut about a serial killer’s last week on earth.
8pm - Crime - Quintin Jardine
Firm festival favourite, Quintin Jardine – another one of Scotland’s suspiciously stupendous crime writers – returns with the latest outing for DCC Bob Skinner. In Aftershock, told with all his mastery and flair, a young woman on a golf course appears to be the victim of a serial killer. It is all getting very close to home…
8.30pm - Literature - Stories in Stone
Our beautiful capital is a city built on books, uniquely recognised by UNESCO as both a World Heritage Site and City of Literature. Take a tour around the Old and New Towns exploring the literary resonance of Edinburgh’s historic buildings, streets and spaces, with narrators, exquisite images, discussion and more. Author and director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre Donald Smith, and acclaimed Scottish writers Stewart Conn and James Robertson, uncover the heritage, hidden secrets and literary power of what lies around us.
Still reeling from the tragic death of their much-loved colleague, Skinner's men are about to discover that a disturbed serial killer is still at large and very close to home. 'Aftershock' is the sequel to 'Death's Door'.
- Add to BasketThe Atlantic Ocean: Essays On Britain And America - - Hardback
Andrew O'Hagan, multi-award-winning fiction writer, reporter and memoirist, presents a series of essays that explore what America means to the British. O'Hagan deals with a wide range of subjects, including Margaret Thatcher, Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles, Hurricane Katrina, and the war in Iraq.
- Add to BasketMy Epileptic Lurcher - - Hardback
Manny Riley is a recovering alcoholic and struggling scriptwriter with a serious anger management problem. Lately, though, things have started to change for the better. A happy marriage, a move away from Glasgow to an idyllic seaside village and the adoption of Bailey, a lurcher with epilepsy.