Thursday 17 th November - Porteous, Juniper Green - 7.30 pm
New writers and their first novels
Debut authors
Join our panel of debut authors as they talk about their freshly minted books and how it feels to have their stories coming out in the world. In Kenny Boyle’s witty and insightful The Tick and Tock of the Crocodile Clock, aspiring writer Wendy meets wild-child artist Cat and embarks on a friendship with a potent mix of inspiration and danger. When Clare meets the enigmatic Tabitha at university, in The Things We Do To Our Friends by Heather Darwent, their toxic friendship exposes the dark secrets of Edinburgh’s underbelly. In Caron McKinlay’s The Storytellers three women, trapped between life and death, revisit their toxic pasts. But before time runs out, can they find the answer to the ultimate question: what is love? Set in 1817, and inspired by a little known Scottish legal case, Sarah Smith’s Hear No Evil is both a murder mystery and a richly atmospheric story of one woman’s refusal to be defined by her deafness. Find out what inspired them to write their books in the first place, and their journey to publication.
Friday 11 th - Tuesday 22 nd November