Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

IFOA: Writing Scotland...Writing Scotland's Past

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IFOA: Writing Scotland...Writing Scotland's Past
When

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 12:00pm

Where

Lakeside Terrace York Quay Ctr
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Details

Richard Holloway, Denise Mina and Andrew O'Hagan talk to Ken McGoogan about Scotland's literary traditions. Part of Writing Scotland.

ABOUT:

Murray Grigor (Scotland/UK) is a writer, filmmaker and exhibition curator, whose work has received numerous awards. He was the first filmmaker to win a Citation of Excellence from the American Institute of Architects and was the first recipient of the Royal Television Society Reith Award for “consistent and innovative effort in television.” Grigor is co-writer of Sean Connery: Being a Scot, “a detailed, fascinating and beautifully designed study of Scottish culture and identity” (Sunday Times, UK).

One of the most outspoken and best-loved figures in the modern church in Scotland, Richard Holloway (Scotland/UK) recently stood down as the Bishop of Edinburgh. He is the author of numerous books and has presented his own series on the BBC. He is also the 2009 Guest Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Holloway presents his thought-provoking new book, Between the Monster and the Saint, in which he holds a mirror up to the human condition by drawing on a colourful and eclectic selection of writings from history, philosophy, science, poetry, theology and literature.

Denise Mina (Scotland/UK) was born in Glasgow in 1966. She studied law at Glasgow University and later went on to research a Ph.D thesis at Strathclyde University. Mina is the author of seven previous novels, including the John Creasy Dagger award-winning Garnethill, and numerous other short stories, plays and comics. Ian Rankin has named her as “one of the most exciting writers to have emerged in Britain for years.” Still Midnight, Mina’s latest thriller, begins with a brutal and mysterious kidnapping of an innocent old man.

Andrew O’Hagan (Scotland/UK) is the author of the novels, Our Fathers, Personality, and, Be Near Me, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2006. He was included on Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists list. Considered one of the world’s leading experts on Robert Burns, O’Hagan brings together a collection of the celebrated bard’s work in a new volume: A Night out with Robert Burns. The book is published in Homecoming year: the 250th anniversary of Burns’ birth.

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Location

Lakeside Terrace York Quay Ctr
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

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