Aye Write!, Glasgow’s Book Festival, returns for an 11th year next month with an impressive line-up of big name speakers as an eclectic literary bunch gather for a series of events from 10-20th March.
Headliners at the festival include Limmy who will be promoting his first book, Daft Wee Stories. The comedian will be reading extracts from the book and discussing his work on 11th March at the Mitchell Library.
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale discusses books that have influenced her in one of the opening events on 10th March, while political veteran Tam Dalyell will appear at an event on 12th March to introduce his latest book, A Fractured Union: The Crisis That Could Break Britain.
Former Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King will give a frank insight in to the banking crisis in The End of Alchemy when he appears at an event the Royal Concert Hall on 10th March.
Christopher Brookmyre returns to Aye Write! with his brand new thriller Black Widow, while former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis makes her debut with her first novel.
There will be more dicussions on the current state of the world when journalist George Monbiot poses the question ‘How Did We Get Into This Mess?’
Stuart Cosgrove talks about Northern Soul for an event for his new book Young Soul Rebel and Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks creator Phil Redmond takes a step from the small screen to the bookshelf with his first novel Highbridge.
Aye Write! Presents Jon Ronson – So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
In a special event, author Jon Ronson will appear at the Royal Concert Hall on 4th February. Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us – people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.
Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they’re being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job. Ronson will be talking about the updated paperback version of his powerful and hilarious, yet deeply honest book about modern life. You can book tickets here.