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First Writes at the Dundee Book Festival

 

 

Come and join Gillian Best, Ever Dundas and me for a morning of debut fiction in Dundee. We’ll be singing siren songs about our novels, answering your bookish questions and signing your newly bought or proffered books. It’s a rather bargainous £3, so less than the price of a fancy cup of coffee.  What better way to spend a Saturday morning?

 

From the Dundee Literary Festival website, here’s what you can expect:

 

In Flesh of the Peach, Scottish First Book of the Year winner Helen McClory paints a beautiful and painful portrait of a woman’s unravelling, combining exquisite, and at times experimental, prose with a powerful understanding of the effects of unresolved loss.

 

The Last Wave by Gillian Best is a wholly authentic, tragicomic portrait of family life as it is buffeted by sickness, intolerance, anger, failure and regret, soaked in empathy and salt water.

 

Ian McEwan’s Atonement meets Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth in Ever Dundas’s extraordinary debut Goblin, an utterly beguiling historical tale with an unforgettable female protagonist at its centre.

 

When: Saturday 21st October, 10am
Where: Bonar Hall
Tickets: £3, concession £2

 

Still unsure? Check out some Goodreads reviews:

 

The Last Wave

Goblin

Flesh of the Peach

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Paperchain Podcast with Gillian Best (and Jeff Goldblum, in fictional form)

 

The second series of Dan Carpenter’s The Paperchain Podcast kicks off with Gillian Best (author of The Last Wave) and I, talking about our books*, identity, tea making, dog-director puns, Flamenco cakes and, yes, Jeff Goldblum. We both wrote stories to different prompts, and Gillian’s was the aforementioned Flamenco cake, and mine was Jeff Goldblum. I think the story I wrote for it was one of my best (because it’s hard not to write a good piece on the man). Make yourself a cup of tea (or coffee, but the right way…) and have a listen here.

 

*Flesh of the Peach is available here (worldwide) or here in the UK.

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