Monthly Archives: October 2013

My reviews of David Vann and Douglas Coupland in The Big Issue

Here are my Big Issue reviews of David Vann’s Goat Mountain and Douglas Coupland’s Worst Person Ever, both published by William Heinemann. One I loved, the other not so much. Find out which was which by clicking.

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Linlithgow Book Festival – A Night in the Gutter

I’m well chuffed to be appearing at the Linlithgow Book Festival this weekend as part of their Night in the Gutter event, in conjunction with Gutter magazine. Details of all events at the festival are here, and this event is … Continue reading

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My Big Issue review of Vic Galloway and John Higgs books

Here is my latest piece of blether in The Big Issue’s books section, this time reviewing the rather excellent Songs in the Key of Fife (Polygon) by Vic Galloway and The KLF (Phoenix) by John Higgs. A couple of cracking … Continue reading

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North Ayrshire Libraries’ Readers’ Day – this Saturday

I’m delighted to be taking part in North Ayrshire Libraries’ Readers’ Day this Saturday 26th October in Dreghorn. Details are here. It’s an all-day thing where myself and fellow authors Douglas Jackson, Shari Low and Marianne Wheelaghan talk to reading … Continue reading

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Dundee Literary Festival is coming this weekend!

Aye so, Dundee Literary Festival is coming this weekend, 23-27 October. Check out their fantastic programme here. I’m on at 5.30pm on Friday with the wonderful Denise Mina at the Bonar Hall. The programme is full of treats like Sarah … Continue reading

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My gig at the University of Otago, Dunedin

  Aye so, the book and music gig I did at the University of Otago in Dunedin, NZ is up on their website. It’s an hour of me talking shite and playing songs and blethering and all that. For some … Continue reading

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