Edinburgh Reads spring programme: with Iain Banks, Kate Atkinson and many more

Iain Banks, Kate Atkinson and Louise Welsh are among the highlights of our spring 2013 programme of free “Edinburgh Reads” author events.

We are really looking forward to welcoming Case Histories author (and Edinburgh book group favourite) Kate Atkinson who will discuss her new novel, Life after Life, in March.

Iain Banks

Iain Banks

The amazing Iain Banks will be here in April to tell us about his latest book Hydrogen Sonata. We greatly enjoyed Iain’s last visit back in 2009  – and judging by our picture so did he!

A lively evening is in store on 28th February as Professors David Purdie and Alan Riach discuss the writing and legacy of Walter Scott, and address the thorny issue of whether his writings should be abridged for the modern reader. In the chair will be “Scott-land” author Stuart Kelly.

A lesser known but equally fascinating character from Scotland’s past will be under the microscope in March when award-winning journalist and TV presenter Julie Davidson tells the story of Mary Livingstone.

Panda and penguin fans are in for a treat as we’ll be hosting two talks to celebrate 100 years of Edinburgh Zoo and animals will also be the topic of discussion as our popular series of “Edinburgh’s War” talks continues with a look at their involvement in World War One.

And there’s more, lots more, including Richard Holloway, Jane Harris, Louise Welsh, Regi Claire and Mary Contini.

Impressive huh? And did we mention – all these events are free.

This is why you need to reserve your place sharpish. Head over to the Edinburgh Reads events page to see the full programme and book your tickets.

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