Books From Scotland – The Best Of Scottish Books

10 – 13 June, 2021

The Scottish Books Long Weekend is a celebration of Scotland’s rich and diverse writing and publishing landscape. From Thursday 10th June to Sunday 13th June, BooksfromScotland and Publishing Scotland bring you a bounty of book events.

Showcasing thrillers, teenage dreams and childrens’ storytelling as well as politics, publishing, history, Gaelic fiction – and more – take your seat along with a brilliant line up of Scotland’s writers, all from the comfort of your home.

10 June, 2021

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Day One – Full Details

Friday 11 June, 2021


What Next For Scotland at Home and Abroad? Talking Politics with Malcolm Combe, Annie Tindley, Stephen Gethins & Angie Zelter


The Wild, Wild West: Talking Crime Fiction with Diarmid MacArthur, Leela Soma & Robbie Morrison


School Daze: Talking Teenage Kicks with Ely Percy & Kirkland Ciccone


Beauty, Borders, Belonging: In Conversation with Kei Miller and Bashabi Fraser

Saturday 12 June, 2021


The Fairy Song: Storytelling with Janis Mackay

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Learning Through Lockdown: The Impact of Coronavirus on Education in Scotland


So You Want to Get Into Publishing? Roles Demystified with Vicki Rutherford, Leah McDowall, Ceris Jones, Kirstin Lamb


Catastrophe, Conspiracy and Community: Talking Survival with Ewan Morrison and Donald S. Murray


The Legacy of Slavery: Alex Renton in Conversation with Lisa Williams

Sunday 13 June, 2021


Illustration Workshop with Writer and Illustrator Kate Milner


The Past is Another Country: Talking Historical Fiction with Iain F Macleod, Calum L Macleod and Graham Cooper

Edinburgh’s Underworlds: Talking Gothic and Crime with Fiona Erskine, T. L Huchu and Kaite Welsh


Case Study: In conversation with Graeme Macrae Burnet

Touring Scotland – Pop Up Opera 2021
Meet the Poet: Marcus Slease & Colin Herd

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