Renowned Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre will deliver a talk in a north-east town as part of Book Week Scotland.
Organised by the Scottish Book Trust, the nationwide event takes place across numerous venues in the north-east this month.
In one of the most anticipated events, Tartan Noir author Christopher Brookmyre will discuss his writing and career at a panel event in Laurencekirk’s Mearns Community Campus Library.
A Scottish Book Trust spokesman says he will speak about his writing career to date, from Quite Ugly One Morning, to the latest collaboration with his wife as Ambrose Parry, The Way Of All Flesh. The spokesman added: “Be prepared for a gritty and entertaining evening.”
Book Week Scotland, which runs from November 19-25, will include a number of other events linked to this year’s rebel theme.
A book, entitled Rebel, has been specially created for this year’s event and contains 40 stories from different authors, playwrights and performers, with 100,000 copies printed and to be available in libraries.
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Marc Lambert, CEO of the Scottish Book Trust, said: “We’re delighted to present another packed programme for Book Week Scotland, our national celebration of reading and writing.
“After listening to feedback, Scottish Book Trust is pleased to make 100,000 copies of the Rebel book available to the public.
“Many thanks to our partners and funders for making this programme possible and we hope everyone joins us for Book Week Scotland, whether at a physical event or by taking part in our digital festival.”
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “For the seventh consecutive year, the Scottish Government is proud to support this incredible event, which stems from the Scottish Government’s commitment to literature and as part of our commitment to literature and ensuring more people can access and enjoy cultural activity more often.”
For a full list of events visit www.bookweekscotlandevents.com